Jun 29, 2011

pests

 Did you know that you can plant specific plants in your garden that will repel insects? If you are trying to have an organic garden then you need all the help you can get defending it against pests! I planted marigolds amongst myherb, perennial and vegetable plantings to dissuade animals from treating the beds as their personal buffet. Another benefit to incorporating marigolds is that they'll repel aphids and mosquitoes.

Here are a few other common choices:
- Peppermint: Repels ants, white cabbage moths and aphids.
- Garlic: Repels Japanese beetles, fleas and aphids.
- Basil: Repels flies and mosquitoes.

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