Companion Planting Competition

Together with Earthworm Productions, we would like to introduce you to the South African Planting and Companion Planting Guide and give four lucky gardeners a signed copy! Just in time for Christmas…  🙂 mol-d

Companion Planting is the art and science of growing groups of vegetables, herbs and flowers, to create a diverse, flourishing vegetable garden that sustains without pesticides and chemicals to control pests. Do it all naturally with Companion Planting.  Companion planting gives you an understanding of each plant in the organic garden, including information on which plants can be grown together successfully and which do not thrive with each other. The guide is full of information about plant companions and antagonists, tips and uses for each plant, as well as nutritional and herbal uses as well as information on when to plant. It includes 142 plant species and over a 100 illustrations of plants which include a variety of common food, herb, fruit, flowers and indigenous plants. Companion Planting is designed to guide you on your learning journey about organic gardening and companion planting. It is simply laid-out and easy-to-read and is always there as a quick reference.

Jeannine Davidoff, of Earthworm Productions, and the author of the book, has very kindly offered us four signed copies of the South African Planting and Companion Planting Guide as part of the holiday celebrations. To enter the competition, please comment below. Winners will be selected randomly and we will give away a book a week until 14th December so tell your friends! Books will be posted within South Africa only but enter for a friend. This would make a great Christmas present! 

ChaiFM  is interviewing the author of the South African Planting and Companion Planting Guide, Jeannine Davidoff, on 28 November 2011 at 10am. Be sure to tune in!

Contact  for any inquiries.
Jeannine Davidoff
earthworm productions
073 319 3713

96 Responses to Companion Planting Competition

  1. Julia November 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I have a huge veggie patch full of moth eaten cabbage, lettuce and cauli. The carrots look like they were grown in Chernobyl. I neeeeeed this book. Please!

  2. lisabetta November 24, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    I have been trying to live in a self sufficient way for a couple of years now – as self sufficient as it is possible in a small house in the middle of the city! I share my produce and seeds with all my friends and neighbours and would LOVE a copy of this book. Please enter me in this competition 🙂

  3. kate bosazza November 24, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    always good to have fresh new ideas from a hard working experienced garden gal thankyou janine!!

  4. kate bosazza November 24, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    always good to have fresh new ideas from a hard working experienced garden gal thankyou janine!!
    need the book pleaese!!!

  5. Jennifer Somaroo November 24, 2011 at 8:53 am #


  6. Stephen Theron November 24, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    i am a absolute enthusiast and love mother nature and am at present setting up a permaculture in the boland with a local community.Funny enough these folks do companion planting in a rudementry understanding threw gernerations of home gardening. we are non profit just a bunch of dreamers trying to make the dream real.Giveing a copy of your great info would really enrich our projects and def the knowledge we get would be used over and over again so pretty please pick me thanks steve

  7. Amanda November 24, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Loving companion planting 😉 just spent the weekend with friends in Lutville with a small natural farm – pigs hens and milking goats – who have just started a little permie garden.we spent all weekend looking up companion planting tips – this book would make a great gift for them!

  8. treadgently November 24, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    This would be a wonderful resource for the Container Garden Project in Malawi. The project is run by of Patrick Harry, who Patrick was a student in Ghent (Belgium) and took advice to start container gardening in his home country.
    He is teaching and training youngsters in the container gardening technique, thus helping youth to grow fresh food (vegetables and fruits) with a minimum of irrigation water. The main objective of this project is to provide food security and to limit malnutrition, particularly of children.

  9. kevin kenealy November 24, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Please enter me into this comp….I would love to have this book.
    Anyone out there got info on managing gardens where there are baboons and outher wild animals?

  10. Lorraine November 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    This book sounds absolutely super. I have tried companion planting with information gathered from the web but what a win to have it all at one’s fingertips. The web is great but I still love my books the most!

  11. November 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Man, this guide looks cool!

  12. Nathaniel Tardrew November 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I am 3 montths into a new veggie patch in Knysna, this book would be a godsend, love and abundance to y`all, Nat.

  13. Sinovuyo November 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    My mother loves gardening and planting all kinds of veggies. It would be great to be able to surprise her with this book 😉

  14. gavin November 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    i don’t want 2 win … i would rather buy a copy … do u have a kindle version?

  15. Gogo Hugh November 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    I would greatly appreciate having a copy of this book to support the gardening projects which will be a part of a new centre being planned on my grandfather’s land.

  16. dez November 27, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    This book is perfect for the avid gardeners and the amateur gardeners alike. Jeannine thank you for following your dream and making such a fantastic and useful book available to us.

  17. Annelize November 28, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    As we are living in Nigeria, fruit and vegetables are very expensive. I would like to grow my own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

  18. Corne Pretorius November 28, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Am a young gardener who has caught the “gardening bug”…..and need all the help I can get. Tks for a great blog

  19. Jeff Katz November 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    send it to me

  20. debbiw November 30, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    At last an easy way to companion plant – I have always followed the rule of ‘if it tastes good together, then grow together’!

  21. Helen December 1, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Good comment debbiw. My garden seems to have gone up the creek lately, so I really need a shot of inspiration in a book.

  22. KateG December 1, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Love companion planting and experimenting with what works. Also try spraying with a tea made from chillies & aloe, bagging also works but sometimes the gogos still get the better of you but if you grow a big enough selection of veggies you just have try eating something else for a while!

  23. kerry mclean December 1, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Choose me! Choose me!

  24. mol-d December 1, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    hi guys, there has been a great response to this competition. we are also running another for some unique calendars 🙂

    see details here:

  25. Byron December 1, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Bushveld Permi doing the only thing left to do

  26. Regardt December 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I would love this book to help me on the road to growing all our family’s food! Looks great!

  27. Rika December 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Hope you sell lots and lots of the books and hope I win one….

  28. Travis December 6, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Gardener, 38, seeks companion compendium for long walks on the mulch and heartfelt chats about harmony amongst the greenery. Contact

    No chancers please.

  29. monica December 7, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I would love the learn more about planting, please choose me….:-)

  30. Kaylakitten December 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    It would be awesome to win a copy of this for Christmas. Would be a great help for my own garden as well as the RDP community food garden project.

  31. Gavin December 12, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Your book will make a great companion for me & my garden. 🙂

  32. Brendan December 12, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    so with 2001 drawing to a close,i have found myself at a most wonderful crossroad!!!….behind me i will be leaving a path dominated by heirachies,and mindless waste,before me lie my dreams ,LUSH with tree’s seedlings and sprouts. a am most honoured and proud to announce that i have found my is my ambition to feed my community ,both literally and figuratively,and it is through my intimate relations with plants that i have come to this monumental realisation!!!!..i would be delighted to share in your knowledge ,please count me in …!!!!

  33. Manifesting Utopia December 12, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    About to create a self sustainable food forest so this will be a huge help… in harmony with all that is 🙂 ~ blessed be 🙂 ~

  34. Nat December 12, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Hi this book would be a real blessing!! I am a mom with 4 children I’ve been growing vegies for us for a few years now, and would love to learn more about compainion planting and would love to be able to pass it on to my children who are keen gardeners and veggie munchers 🙂 xx

  35. Terry December 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    looks like a fantastic book – really useful !
    If I don’t win it I will put it on my “wish” list 🙂

  36. Nick December 13, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Great Resource. Love to get our hands on One. Blessings and keep up the good work. LOL

  37. Elmari December 13, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    This will be a great Christmas present to me. I just moved to a plot and want to plant vegetables.

  38. Manifesting Utopia December 14, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    I would really really love a copy of this book 🙂

  39. gypsygirl121 December 14, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    I’m just starting a new garden, and it would be great for me <3

  40. amanbloom December 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Everyone needs a companion, or two…even plants!

  41. jeanninedavidoff December 15, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Thanks to everyone who entered and made such wonderful comments.

    I hope you all grow fantastic gardens and have great success with all your endevours.

    Please contact to order your copies!

    Enjoy your holidays and all the best for 2012
    Yours in good growing.

  42. Judith Taylor December 16, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    This works really well and helps us eschew pesticides in our garden. Would love to have the book to learn about recent developments. And also want to get a really good working worm farm in the new year

  43. Manifesting Utopia December 19, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Pretty please with sugar on top 🙂

  44. Sprig December 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Hi Manifesting Utopia and Judith.

    Unfortunately the competition is over the and four winners have received their prizes.

    You can, however, order the book from Jeanine at



  45. jeanninedavidoff December 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    WOW! Thanks to Sprig Blog for creating the opportunity to run the competition and thanks to all the people and organisations that made such incredible comments.

    Please contact to order your copies.

    Wishing everyone great gardening, all the best for the holidays and the New Year


  46. jeanninedavidoff December 22, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Hello Everyone

    Earthworm Productions is offering further discounts on copies of the guide. Please see
    Happy Holidays and all the best for 2012.

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