The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting by Josie Jeffery is a great little book to help you get started with companion planting. First off, the book has some great information on soil nutrients, different types of planting, tips on sowing seeds, and how to build your own compost. For a beginner, this information was very helpful to help me understand the basics of nutrients in the soil.
The last part, the best part too, is a mix and match section with three rows of cards. The middle card you pick your main crop, then you can choose two companion plants depending on what your needs or wants are. For example you want to plant some carrots and choose two beneficial plants that will attract pollinators or add nutrients to the soil. All of the options are color coded so you know what plants are good for what.
Overall this book will come in handy when preparing my next spring garden (or fall). I love the information provided, and it has space for notes in the back (how cool is that?!). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to get started with organic gardening.
*I received this book as a review copy from the publisher through Blogging for Books.*
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