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Using Herbs for Insect control in the Garden

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by comfrey on October 14, 2005 11:01 AM
These are listed with Herbs first, plants that they help or like that herb and then the insects they help to control:

Basil-Tomatoes-Flies, Mosquitoes
Borage-Tomatoes, Squash, Strawberries-Tomato Worm
Catnip-Eggplant-Flea Beetle, Ants
Chamomile-Cabbage, Onion
Coriander-controls Aphids
Chervil-good around Radish
Chives are good near Carrots
Dead Nettle-Potatoes- Potato Bug
Dill-Cabbage Dislikes Carrots and Caraway
Feverfew-roses-attracts aphids away from roses
Garlic-Roses, Raspberries- Japanese Beetle, Aphids
Horseradish-Potatoes- Potato Bug
Hyssop-Cabbage-Cabbage Moth
Marigolds-Plant throughout the garden-Mexican Bean Beetles, Nematodes, others
Mint-Cabbage, Tomatoes-White Cabbage Moth, aphids, flea beetles
Nasturtium-Radishes, Cabbage, Cucurbits, fruit trees-Aphids, Squash Bugs, Striped Pumpkin Beetle
Pennyroyal-Roses-Flies, Mosquitoes, Fleas, others
Petunias are good near Beans
Pot Marigold-Tomatoes-Tomato Worm, Asparagus Beetles, others
Pyrethrums-Use dried flower heads as a general insect repellent.
Rosemary-Cabbage, Beans Carrots, Sage-Cabbage Moth, Bean Beetle, Carrot Fly
Sage-Rosemary, Cabbage-Cabbage Moth, Carrot Fly, Flea Beetle, Slugs
Southernwood-Cabbages-Cabbage Moth
Summer Savory-Beans-Bean Beetles
Tansy-Fruit Trees, Roses, Raspberries-Flying Insects, Japanese Beetles, Striped Cucumber Beetles, Squash Bugs, Ants, Flies
Thyme-Cabbage-Cabbage Worm
Wormwood-Plant as a border to keep animals out of the garden.
Yarrow-Plant near aromatic herbs to enhance production of essential oils.

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by Jiffymouse on October 15, 2005 01:02 AM
thanks for the list comfrey! i'll have to check some of it out!!

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