tomato plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ewfrancis
April 15, 2010
isn,t there something you can plant with tomato plants to keep bugs away

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2010


Members of the onion family are beneficial to plant with many types of crops due to the pungent odor they emit. This helps deter many insect pests. Borage helps deter tomato hornworm. Marigolds help deter harmful nematodes from attacking tomatoes. The pungent odor can also help confuse other insect pests. To deter nematodes, the best practice is to grow the marigolds, then chop and till them into the soil at the end of the season. Nasturtiums help deter whitefly and aphids. Growing tomatoes and basil together increases the vigor and flavor of both crops. Hope you have a great harvest!

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