List of pest-regulating plants

List of pest-regulating plants

12 pest-repelling herbs 13310 Integrate these wonder plants into your garden to keep the rest of your crop happy. By Frankie Flowers There is nothing like “good company.” Whether they're workmates, friends or family, they just seem to make life better when they're around. The same holds

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    Integrate these wonder plants into your garden to keep the rest of your crop happy.

    By Frankie Flowers


    There is nothing like “good company.” Whether they're workmates, friends or family, they just seem to make life better when they're around. The same holds true with plants -- the right companions help the whole garden stay happy.

    Herbs are the most helpful of the bunch. I call them multitaskers: they look good, they taste great and -- paired up with the appropriate plants -- they can keep your garden almost carefree. Many repel pests, even as they attract birds and other beneficial visitors.



    Some top performers

    1. Anise, near coriander, helps deter aphids, snails and slugs; coriander, itself, helps keep aphids, Colorado potato beetle and spider mites at bay.


    2. Basil, beside tomatoes, improves the growth and flavour of the fruit and repels tomato hornworms and thrips (not to mention that the basil and tomatoes will be handy for pasta sauce).

    3. Borage attracts bees that pollinate tomatoes, squash and strawberries, but puts off cabbage and tomato worms.

    4. Catnip helps keep ants, aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, squash bugs and even mice out of flowerbeds, but keeps your kitty happy.

    5. Chives, close by, improve the taste of carrots and tomatoes, and help deter aphids on sunflowers and tomatoes, reduce black spot on roses and control apple scab.

    6. Dill is a repellant for aphids, cabbage moths and spider mites, and a food source for the larvae of beautiful swallowtail butterflies.

    7. Garlic, among raspberry and rose canes, helps prevent disease and repels aphids, coddling moths, Japanese beetles and root maggots.

    8. Lavender attracts beneficial pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, but it helps keep mice, mosquitoes, moths, rabbits and ticks away.

    9. Mint (watch its invasive tendencies!) is a great companion for cabbage and tomato plants since it helps repel ants, cabbage moths, flea beetles and rodents.

    10. Oregano -- an amigo to broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower -- protects against cabbage butterfly and scares away cucumber beetles.

    11. Rue has the reputation of discouraging dogs and cats, as well as aphids, onion maggots, slugs, snails and Japanese beetles.

    12. Thyme, last but not least, is a longtime enemy of cabbage worms.

    This is a list of bugs/animals and what plants will repell them

    Ants

    • Pennyroyal
    • Spearmint
    • Southernwood
    • Tansy.


    Aphids

    • Anise
    • Chives
    • Coriander
    • Garlic
    • Nasturtium
    • Pennyroyal
    • Petunia
    • Spearmint
    • Southernwood
    • Tansy.


    Asparagus beetle
    • Tomato


    Cabbage maggot

    • Hemp
    • Mint
    • Tomato
    • Rosemary
    • Sage.


    Cabbage Moth

    • Catnip
    • Celery
    • Hemp
    • Hyssop
    • Nasturtium
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Southernwood
    • Thyme
    • Wormwood


    Carrot fly


    • Black salsify
    • Coriander
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Salsify
    • Wormwood.


    Chinch bug
    • Soybean.


    Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata

    • Dead nettle
    • Flax
    • Green beans
    • Horseradish.


    Cucumber beetle

    • Radish
    • Tansy.


    Japanese beetle

    • Garlic
    • Geranium
    • Larkspur, Rue
    • Tansy.


    Leafhopper

    • Geranium
    • Petunia.


    Mexican bean beetle Epilachna varivestis

    • Marigold
    • Petunia
    • Potato
    • Rosemary
    • Summer Savory.


    Plum curculio
    • Garlic


    Rose chafer

    • Geranium
    • Onion
    • Petunia.


    Squash bug

    • Nasturtium
    • Petunia.


    Striped pumpkin beetle
    • Nasturtium


    Whitefly

    • Marigold
    • Nasturtium
    • Nicandra (Peruvian Ground Cherry.)


    Wireworm
    • White Mustard


    Moths and their larvae

    • Cutworm
    • Tansy


    Fruit Tree Moth
    • Southernwood


    Tomato hornworm

    • Borage
    • Marigold
    • Opal Basil


    Parasitic pests

    Eelworm
    • French & African Marigold


    Mites

    • Chives
    • Garlic
    • Onion


    Nematode

    • Asparagus
    • Dahlia
    • Calendula, French & African Marigold, Salvis


    Slugs & Snails

    • Prostrate Rosemary
    • Wormwood


    Mammals

    Moles


    • Castor bean
    • Mole plant
    • Spurge
    • Squill.


    Gopher
    • Castor Bean


    Mice
    • Mint


    Rabbit
    • Allium Family
    Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Day. Best Wishes From MN ~ Pamela

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    Default Re: List of pest-regulating plants

    Thank you for sharing this list, I have been growing Mint All summer alongside my property as a nice border and didn't realize that it was a great way to repel MICE!! I will be bring bundles of it into the house and placing it in areas where mice may appear. THank you again.

 

 

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