How Does Your Garden Grow?
May 17, 2012
It’s that time of the year when fruit & vegetable stands are popping up everywhere, which always inspires me to grow a garden. For several years, we had a huge garden. However, after tending it for so long, I became burnt out. Last year, I decided I wanted to try a tiny garden and see how it went.
We tilled a small spot around 20'x20' and plotted what to plant. After talking to a friend about planting strawberries, I learned about companion planting. I thought to myself, "companion what?!"
Companion planting is growing plants next to each other to assist the growth of both. After discussing this topic with several co-workers, they referred me to the book Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte. This book will definitely help you utilize each plant’s natural ability and help you plan the layout of your garden.
Another book that helped me to discover how to plant my companion garden was The Complete Guide to Companion Planting by Dale Mayer. When you’re inspired to grow a garden, I highly recommend giving these two books a shot.