Book: The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting by Jessie Jeffery

The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting by Jessie Jeffery

Sometimes the best format for a book is digital. The Mix & Match Guide has good information, but I think it is presented in the wrong format.

I wanted to like book, as is has much information that is useful and the design of the physical book us top notch. The photos and writing are well done, but I think the entire concept of the book is flawed in today’s digital age. The majority of the book is divided into an interesting, but difficult to use, mix and match guide to help you match companion plants to your wants and needs.

Perhaps due to my technology background, I kept thinking to myself that this book would have been better as a smartphone/tablet app or web site. Manually matching up the various traits of the plants was difficult, confusing and, in the end, a tedious process that could be much more useful in a database with the logic of the book programmed in. Much thought was obviously put into creating the guide, but teasing out the information and putting it to use is simply too difficult and manual a process.

Not Recommended

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. My opinions are my own.

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