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Name: Arlene
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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
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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)
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abhege
Jan 8, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I have lots of marigold seed! I'll pretty much anything.

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