In an age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, "Companion Planting" is the ideal guide to working with nature, to produce healthy and bountiful crops. There is something fascinating about companion planting - it is immensely enjoyable to be able to outwit one's enemies with simple, tried-and-tested methods. More and more gardeners are recognising the good sense of working with nature instead of trying to club it into submission.Entertaining and often anecdotal, the snippets of wisdom in this book are arranged alphabetically, allowing the reader to easily search for a particular plant or garden pest. In many cases the author offers a method for encouraging a healthy crop or discouraging a nuisance to the gardener. Her summary of good and bad garden companions is a useful quick reference tool for gardeners planting beds or containers of vegetables and herbs.