Views: 1002, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Nov 7, 2013 5:49 PM CST
I just read an article from Mother Earth News about using Pennyroyal as an underplanting for eggplant to deter flea beetles. Has anyone tried this? It suggest maybe trying with other plants that have insect problems. I have had such a problem with bean beetles that I was thinking of trying it as a companion plant for beans. Any thoughts?
Name: Tara
Jacksonville, Fl. (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator
Image
terrafirma
Jan 8, 2014 10:44 AM CST
I have heard of Pennyroyal being used to repel flies, mosquitos, and fleas…Though I'd not dispute Mother Earth News…Love them! I've not seen that article. I'll have to look for it.

Marigolds may be a better choice for the beetles. They are said to discourage 'mexican' bean beetles, along with many other insects/pests.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Jan 8, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I have lots of marigold seed! I'll pretty much anything.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
CarolineScott
Dec 24, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Have seeds for Penny Royal-any thoughts on best way to germinate and grow them ? I have not grown it before.
Name: Shea Rodriguez
Sutherlin, OR (Zone 8b)
Slow down!
Photo Contest Winner: 2017
Image
Servaline
Dec 30, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Oh my, I live in Oregon where pennyroyal is certainly the state plant. If anyone would like to have starts of pennyroyal, let me know and I'll send them to you for the postage, bare-rooted and all. Be cautious, though, as it does all of the above, but will take over in an even more aggressive fashion than the rest of the mint family. I notice that my chickens will pick at it and take baths in it, but they don't mow it down like they do other plants. I've thought that maybe it helps with internal and external parasites, but in small doses. It is considered a medicinal herb and has been used for centuries to control birth (abortifacient - ughhhh). Anyone wanting any can email me at srngravity@gmail.com and will arrange to mail you some.
The most beautiful thing we can experience in life is the Creator!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Companion Planting forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by TsFlowers and is called "Brown Thrasher"