2.12.2011

Soil Mates {A Valentine's Day Gift}




Research shows that steady relationships, like lifelong friendships or marriage, are good for our health. And people aren't the only living creatures that benefit from companionship. Many animals mate for life, and even veggies benefit from planting in pairs. Yes, your tomatoes need love too.

Vegetables planted together share health benefits like soil enrichment and natural pest control which translates to more flavor on your plate. Like human love, it's complicated. Enter Soil Mates, a design-savvy garden guide to what to plant together and why. Consider it the match.com for your garden, and the perfect gift for a gardener you love.

2 comments:

Sara Woods said...

I only have a little, North facing balcony to grow things on, but I'm definitely going to get this adorable book and dream!

Sarah said...

Sara, dream and plant. You can do it! How about the rooftop? Or a local community garden? I started at the Clinton Community Garden on 48th street. Who knew I could grow strawberries and rhubarb in midtown Manhattan, but I did!

I'm so glad you stopped in. I'll be in touch soon, and please come back to visit and read.

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Sarah Copeland is a food and lifestyle expert, and the author of Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite, and The Newlywed Cookbook. She is the Food Director at Real Simple magazine, and has appeared in numerous national publications including Saveur, Health, Fitness, Shape, Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine magazines. As a passionate gardener, Sarah's Edible Living philosophy aims to inspire good living through growing, cooking and enjoying delicious, irresistible whole foods. She thrives on homegrown veggies, stinky cheese and chocolate cake. Sarah lives in New York with her husband and their young daughter.