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Plants that help naturally deter/repel unwanted pests and disease. Using the organic attributes of plants CAN help with pest infestations. Companion/Allied planting has been used for centuries to help gardeners control pests and diseases, improve the health of plants and to produce more abundant crops.

Some things just go well together (like peas and carrots...Forrest Gump & Jenny) plants are no exception! Some plants may help each other by improving the soil with minerals, nutrients and as pest deterrents. They can also attract birds and other natural predators such as lady-bugs that will eat harmful insects. Companion plants can be used as borders, backdrops or you can plant them among your flowers or vegetables.

Bees and other pollinators are essential for healthy vegetable and flower gardening. With numbers rapidly declining it is more important than ever for us to ensure that they have a healthy environment to thrive in (without spraying if at all possible). There are many plants that can attract pollinators into your garden including: lavender, thyme, cornflower, hyssop, parsley, rosemary, sage, catmint, oregano and marjoram to name just a few.

PLANTS THAT HELP NATURALLY REPEL UNWANTED INSECTS Repellent plants are natural deterrents for unwanted invaders to your garden. Garlic and onions are awesome examples of this.

  • Basil: Aphids, fruit fly, white fly, and house flies, mosquitoes
  • Hyssop: Cabbage moth
  • Chives: Airborne & soil borne insects, aphids, crab apple
  • Dill: White cabbage moth
  • Fennel: Fleas
  • Lavender: Flies, beetles, moths
  • Oregano: White cabbage moth
  • Pennyroyal: Flies, mosquitoes, fleas, ants, mice
  • Rosemary: Cabbage moth, bean beetle carrot fly snails, slugs , mosquitoes
  • Sage: Cabbage moth, carrot fly, flea beetle, slugs
  • Summer Savory: Bean beetles
  • Thyme: Cabbage worm
  • Catmint: Ants
  • Catnip: Beetles, ants
  • Coriander: Aphids
  • Citrosa: Mosquitoes
  • Lemon Grass: Mosquitoes, various insects
  • Garlic: Japanese beetle, aphids, red spider mite, black spot
  • Marigolds: various insects
  • Mint: White cabbage moth, caterpillars, aphids, flea beetles, mice
  • Nasturtium: Squash bugs, pumpkin beetles, aphids, white fly.

 


 



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