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. Christine @ The Gardening Blog November 16, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Oh I’d LOVE to win a copy of this book for my friend who “companion plants” all her veggies and herbs! Sounds like a fabulous book!

  2. mol-d November 16, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    hi christine,

    it looks great! i wish i could win a copy as well but that would be breaking the rules… 🙁 good luck!

  3. samantha pickard November 16, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Me too! I would love to win this – I have a very small garden and limited budget so need to know who which flowers and plants will be friends and which will not.

    Please pick me 😉

  4. nadia November 16, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    pick me pick me 🙂

  5. Dani November 16, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Reckon this could be very handy for all the organic, eco-friendly planting that lies ahead of me on the farm.

    But I guess, having been a recent winner on Sprig, I shouldn’t be greedy. But I can’t help myself for trying… 🙂

  6. Candidkar November 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Looks like an awesome book! Definitely what i need – have added it to my xmas list!

  7. hannahyoung November 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    My friend is growing the most enviable tomatoes and pelargoniums together; if I win this book I can a) find out if they really are soulmates and b) emulate her success.

  8. Hannah November 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Looks like a great book – I’d love a copy to help me make the most of my (very small) garden area.

  9. Muffins November 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    What a tremendous book! It would definitely make me the envy of our local pinelands gardening club.

  10. Kate November 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    This book sounds great – my gran is an avid gardener and would love the book for christmas, especially if it’ll help keep away the dreaded pests!

  11. garden girl November 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Me Please! This sounds like the perfect gift for my Hubby, who not only looks after the veggie patch, but does all the cooking too!

  12. Drygin November 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    OOO pick me pick me pick me. I tried it out earlier in the season and companion planting works a treat. But now as summer presses on the Beasties are gathering in their masses and I might need a back up plan…. This book sounds like exactly what I need…

  13. wildolive November 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I would love to win this to help develop my permaculture garden further and to help educate the people who work for me and who come for help and advice on permaculture and organic growing.

  14. Debbie November 17, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    Well done on your book. My food garden is my sanctuary and the only place where it all makes sense on this crazy planet. Would be great to have extra guide lines and knowledge on how to make it more productive for the plants and the bugs. Well done again and may it sell by the millions

  15. raykathleen November 17, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Hey Mom!
    So proud of you for getting your book out there and would like to congratulate you on completing the ever growing garden in your book!

    Every word and draft,
    Every painting i was there!
    Well done!
    Keep it up!
    And thank you every one for making this an exiting venture for all of us as well as our beloved Earth!

    So even if you dont win one of these amazing books please show your support and purchase your own copy and encourage your loved ones to do the same!

  16. Brian Joffin November 17, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Sounds like a great book! Enter me in the competition!

  17. Barbie November 17, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I’ve been wanting to plant a veggie garden for years, but have no idea where to begin! As a complete novice, I’ve been looking for a “plant by numbers” solution, but never found one…until now!
    With the increasing cost of eating healthy, I would truly put all the advice and directions to good use.

  18. Kirsten November 17, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    OOOOOhhhh, I can never have enough books about permaculture and organic gardening!!!
    We have a small permaculture farm in Drummond called ORGANIKHAUS, where we hand select orders, rinse and package them on the morning of delivery.
    One can never gain enough knowledge, and companion planting is key! A book like this will be even more beneficial to myself, my business and my clients!!!! PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!!

  19. Anno November 17, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Sounds like a fantastic book every gardener should have. My herb and veggie garden are in the doldrums at the moment and I’m in desperate need of some inspiration!

  20. sue November 17, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    I’m a great believer in companion planting. I know a little , things like marigolds help keep bugs off my tomatoes and the basil is tastier growing next to tomatoes. I grow comfrey and borage to enhance the soil condition of my veggies and add them to my compost heap. I would love to win a copy of the book .I’m sure there is lots to learn in it. regards

  21. lyn.edgewalker November 17, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a lovely book 🙂
    I always have to ask my plants where they feel I should best plant new companions.

  22. Wiggles November 17, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I’m useless in the garden! This book could save me! Please pick me!

  23. Quote Spotter Sa November 17, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Sounds like such an amazing book!Something I would keep for the rest of my life. Very inspiring.

  24. Green fingers Gav November 17, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Way to go Jeannine. I’d LOVE a copy of your new book. It will make a good companion to my growing understanding of the subject. 🙂

  25. Pixyessence November 17, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Well Done SA certainly is Blessed to have peeps like YOU!!!!! i want i want i want hehehe 🙂

  26. qholloi November 17, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    This would be a perfect companion to a gardening bachelor!

  27. littleforestfarm November 17, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    we are creating little forests with intercropping and would love to learn more and share it with our friends and community. well done and thank you for sharing your wisdom Jeannine! blessing Sanet

  28. Suikerbossie Farm November 17, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    This entry is for Kit. She is a new and very dear friend. The grow most of their veggies on their beautiful farm in Klein Dassenberg and she l;oves her herb garden. She would love this book I know and so here is her chance. Thank you

  29. rike November 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I was just thinking I need to get some companion planting going when I came back from a week away and my basil and lettuce had all been chowed.

  30. herbrealm November 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    I wish more people would grow their own, and make use of nature to avoid pesticides and other poisons. This book will be a great help to all aspiring and experienced vegetable and fruit growers. Thank you.

  31. Paul Cohen November 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Excellent work Janine! – so great to see you have captures your knowledge and experience into a book we can all use to improve our gardening and farming skills. Wishing u all the best, love and blessings!

  32. Sharleen November 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    What a fabulous book…well done for writing it !

  33. Stephen November 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    I have an organic veggie garden and would like to learn more about companion planting.

  34. Anouk November 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Cool website, cool book

  35. lailoken November 18, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    ‘mind, the essence of all ecology is calories 🙂 If applying an holistic perspective, where any given unit area addresses all aspects ness., then beyond that all is pure composition. The art of addressing ones own wishes by engaging our companions the self replicating organisms that by their nature fulfil any given requirement – minimum inputs max reward -and addressing the soul through colour and form, ‘mind

    Dans le Grand Millieux – easy 🙂 – Dance


  36. Philip Dukas November 18, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Great website. My wife and I have actually been looking for this kind of information for a long time. Have had to trial and error our way through planting veggies and herbs for the past 2 years or so. Looking forward to reading your book.

  37. Pam Morse November 18, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    What a great venture.. It is absolutely fantastic that you have put together this book so that we all can be enriched by it.
    I too would LOVE to be able to get the book and learn and grow from your experiences in my garden.
    WELL DONE! i am sure many people out there, including me, appretiate the hard work and effort you have made!

    keep smilling, live with joy in your heart and God bless.

  38. Jantie November 18, 2011 at 10:43 am #


    I eat from my garden every day. Been getting into green juices a lot lately, using as many weeds and wild plants as I can. They are highly ‘intelligent’ and complex in their mineral composition.

    I still have a lot to learn, and would LOVE to have your book!


  39. Louise November 18, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    oooohhh pick me, pick me 🙂

  40. Gilda November 19, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    What a wonderful book, best wishes in huge book sales, if I don’t win, I’ll go buy a copy, either way it’s book that I must read and share. Blessings!!

  41. pkile November 19, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    IMy ‘Bluegrass Sustainable Agriculture Project loves companion planting. Would like to have this manual. Will be interesting to see how it compares to Masanobu’s teachings.

  42. Rose November 19, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Well done Jeannine!! All the best for your future success.

    Love & Light
    Rose xx

  43. November 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    cool. love it.
    Shene & Ronnie

  44. Michele schubert. November 21, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    This book would be ideal for further developing the Earthchild gardens. Companion planting we’ve learnt is essential for a thriving veggie/herb garden – we’d be so grateful

  45. Kerry November 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Wow! I just had a look on-line at the preview of your book. Marvellous, easy-to-navigate information. Thank you. If I don’t win it, I’ll be buying it for sure!

  46. Jennifer Somaroo November 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    i have just moved into a house and have a garden i need to do so the book would really be a blessing to help me.

  47. Stacey November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    I would love to have this book ESPECIALLY since the author is from KZN. I have a few books on companion planting, but they are not South Africa-specific.

  48. catnip November 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    The preview is great, and very child friendly, thank you.
    This looks like the perfect book to use in the garden with my 10 year old daughter. She is constantly trying to grow veggies and herbs, but up to now hasn’t had all that much luck.
    This could make a perfect Christmas prezzie for her.

  49. swanlo November 23, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    I would LOVE to win this book.

  50. brendan November 23, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    love the plants 🙂

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