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Plant Bug Companions
These are some of the plants that work in our area. Varying climates may produce different results.
Be sure to experiment in one area of your garden before introducing to another as some of these plants are invasive.
Yarrow - Achiliea spp.
Plant as a border. Yarrow comes in many colors, red, pink and gold.
Attracts these beneficial insects: Hover flies, lady beetles, parasitic wasps.
Radish - Raphanus sativus
Interplant in your rows.
Repels these Harmful Insects: Striped Cucumber Beetle
Repels these Harmful Insects: Root-knot nematodes.
Nasturtium - Tropaeolum majus
Interplant amongst your rows.
Repels these Harmful Insects: Slightly repels Colorado Potato Beetle
Marigolds - Tagetes spp.
Plant as a border and interplant.
Attracts these beneficial insects: Hover flies.
Repels these Harmful Insects: Colorado Potatoe Beetles, Root nematodes, Mexican bean beetles, aphids.
Dill - Anethum graveolens
Grow as a border and interplant.
Attracts these beneficial insects: Aphids predators and parasites.
Asters - Aster spp.
Grow as a border.
Attracts these beneficial insects: Honeybees, Ichneumonid wasps
Rue - Ruta graveolens
Grow as a border or interplant
Repels these Harmful Insects: discourages most types of worms and leaf chewers.
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Natural Bug Sprays - make your own
Bug Swag - make a bug repelling wreath
Growing and buying the Amaryllis