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Plants That Naturally Repel Insects

Discussion in 'Organics' started by FrostickZero, Apr 24, 2008.


    FrostickZero Well-Known Member

    I found this article on what plants repell what bugs, hope this helps :peace:

    Plants That Naturally Repel Insects:
    There are many beneficial herbs that keep insects away. Peppermint repels ants, white cabbage moth, aphids, and flea beetle. Since Mint is a notorious spreader that can easily get out of control establish it in pots that are above ground or sunk below where roots can't escape drainage holes. Garlic discourages aphids, flea and Japanese beetle, and spider mites. Perennial Chives repel aphids and spider mites, two very common garden pests. Chives are often planted among roses to keep aphids away and to resist the disease, Blackspot. Basil drives away flies and mosquitoes. Borage deters that monster of vegetable garden insects, the tomato hornworm. Rosemary and Sage repel cabbage moth, bean beetles, and carrot flies.
    Annual Marigolds can be used anywhere to deter Mexican bean beetle, squash bug, thrips, tomato hornworm, and whitefly. They are also known to repel harmful root knot nematodes (soil dwelling microscopic white worms) that attack tomatoes, potatoes, roses, and strawberries. The root of the Marigold produces a chemical that kills nematodes as they enter the soil. If a whole area is infested, at the end of the season, turn the Marigolds under so the roots will decay in the soil. You can safely plant there again the following spring. Nasturtium is another annual, in this case a trailing vine, that keeps away Colorado potato bug, squash bug, and whitefly.
    The perennial, Artemisia or Wormwood, deters slugs that are so devastating to foliage. Radish can be planted to discourage cucumber beetle, squash bug, and stink bug.

    Seamaiden Well-Known Member

    I need this in a chart form, please. I can utilize both Excel and OpenOffice spreadsheet formats. :D Thank you!

    FrostickZero Well-Known Member

    I'll see what I can do for you:mrgreen:

    HalfBee Well-Known Member

    Revival of a zombie thread...
    (pulled from even more zombie thread on 420Magazine forum)

    After some research there are plants that can help get rid of spider mites.

    * Garlic – aphids, cowpea curculio, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, Mexican been leaf beetles, root maggots, spider mites and squash vine borers

    * Onion – bean leaf beetle, cabbage loopers, carrot flies, flea beetles, harlequin bugs, Mexican bean leaf beetles, mice, rabbits, spider mites and squash vine borers

    * Dill – aphids, cabbage moths and spider mites

    * Fennel – aphids, slugs, snails and spider mites

    * Coriander/Cilantro – aphids, Colorado potato beetles and spider mites

    * Chives – aphids, Japanese beetles and spider mites

    * Cloves – cowpea curculio, spider mites and squash vine borers

    Have a few mites and finally saw and identified the little bastards today, two black spots
    Once I knew they were present, could see them with good magnifying glass & flashlight
    Leaf was in an altoids tin bottom (metal - tall sides) and placedH it on top of my log vape...
    Should have seen that little bugger run...
    they can really move when you light a fire under their asses...​

    At the moment only signs on individual fan leaves which get clipped & sealed disposal
    In the reading it says they won't stick around if there's a whiff of chives and we shall see...
    (But where will they go? I hear you ask...)
    Down is only option... at base of each plant is a panda film soil covering that
    is covered with DE layer. DE is most effective when dry and the panda will keep
    the top side dry and yet let me water around & under when needed.
    Also good for gnats since they attract to white surface & DE not bug friendly ​

    Spraying isn't an option for IPM, dusting with DE for same reasons (airborne to minimum)
    systemics like neem and spinosad mean buying yet another thing out of desperation.
    Hopefully chives like the light intensity and cycle better than the young aloe vera, which
    developed a purplish sunburn from the COBs. A week in regular sunshine and it went
    back to being green, firm and happy. Who knew...

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