Companion Planting forum→Looking for info on companion planting for pests

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Name: Marc
SC (Zone 7b)
Region: South Carolina Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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phish49
Aug 4, 2019 8:22 PM CST
I'm looking to repel pests and I've read where a combo of flowers and herbs can help. I've heard Basil for hornworms and Marigolds for a variety of insects. Any tips are appreciated.
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Portland, Oregon (Zone 7b)
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Sallymander
Aug 5, 2019 12:09 PM CST
Yes, those things can help, but what would also help is knowing what plants you are trying to protect. For me, the greatest pest control have been birds, so anything that attracts birds has been good.
Name: Arnie
Southern California (Zone 10a)
RealLazyGardener
Sep 18, 2019 3:49 PM CST
I've had success with Cilantro chasing unwanted insects away. Bees, and other pollinators, don't seem to be bothered by its scent. Also, English Thyme helps deter ants in my garden. I scatter these plants as well as nasturtiums, marigolds, oregano, and mint (in pots) in, and around all vegetable beds. Radishes, onions and garlic also keep bad insects away. I let all these plants go to seed so I don't have to plant each year. I understand letting plants go to seed doesn't fit into everyone's garden, but it saves me the time of sowing each year, or buying plants. In addition, I use the extra seedlings as either food or mulch.

Below are two links that have good charts for companion planting.

https://permaculturenews.org/2...

https://www.motherearthnews.co...
Name: Daisys Daughter
Dallas,Texas (Zone 8b)
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Daisysdaughter
Feb 12, 2021 12:51 PM CST
Pyrethrum/(Painted Daisy!https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrum

That is used for pest regarding bugs that is ,unless you have domesticated animals that roam your garden. They actually use that in some bug killers that is what active ingredient the pyrethrins are derived from other than that organically speaking I would say, DE ( Diatomaceous Earth) that can be purchased at a feed store. Or in your gardening section at your local hardware stores in some areas.
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