Japanese Style Companion Planting

Organic Gardening Techniques for Optimal Growth and Flavor

Toshio Kijima


Japanese Style Companion Planting brings the techniques of a master farmer in Japan to home gardeners all over the world. Japanese gardeners typically work with small plots and are experts at making the most efficient use of available garden space. They have long understood that when compatible vegetables and fruits are grown together, the result is increased yields, healthier plants, fewer pest problems and better taste. Vegetables from small gardens are the mainstay of Japan's famously healthy cuisine and movement towards farm-to-table dining tradition.

The book provides 88 different plant pairings, including common favourites such as:

  • Tomato with basil
  • Eggplant with green beans
  • Carrots with edamame
  • Iceberg lettuce with broccoli
  • Strawberries with garlic
  • Green beans with arugula
  • Blueberry bushes with mint
  • And dozens of other pairings that yield tasty, nutritious vegetables and fruits, all grown without the need for pesticides or chemical fertilizers!

This book also covers excellent combinations for relay planting, such as watermelon followed by spinach, spinach followed by broccoli, broccoli followed by potato, and many more. Clear and precise instructions are given for each combination – from planning and preparing your plot to planting depths and spacing – all accompanied by detailed colour drawings and photographs.


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