Some plants help keep bugs away
Some plants can protect your garden from unwanted insects, eliminating the need for insecticides. Here are some tips from the 2009 issue of "The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide” about herbs and flowering plants that combat pests:
repels flies, hornworms and mosquitoes.
repels tomato worms.
repels aphids and flea beetles.
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repel potato bugs.
repel Japanese beetles.
repels cabbage moths.
repels carrot flies.
repels Mexican bean beetles and nematodes.
repels cabbage moths and mosquitoes.
repels aphids, squash bugs and striped pumpkin beetles.
repels cabbage moths, carrot flies and Mexican bean beetles.
repels cabbage moths and carrot flies
repels bean beetles.
repels ants, Japanese beetles, squash bugs and striped cucumber beetles.
repels cabbage worms.