posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by solve
That's an aspect of what I like to refer to as 'tactical landscaping'.
For repellant uses marigolds, onions, pyrethimums, and others can be employed. Tobaccos too, but dont plant directly with tomatos / peppers /etc
nightshades. Green onions I plant in every pepper (and other) pot I have. They stink up the soil with onion and keep out certain creepy crawlies of
the undesirable varieties. Marigolds do the same, eploying different annoying to pest chems, but you have to rip them out at some point I found,
growing in 14"dia pots, or they'll dominate by summer.
There's also many trap plants, you can read about in general or you will note on your own doing lots of different things wherever your locale. Two
highly effective examples I've noted are basils for stinkbugs and yard long beans for aphids. As much as I like the YLB's, if you sacrifice your
concern with eating them you can grow all sorts of phaseolis beans around them and the aphids wont hardly notice them, instead they coat
YLB's. I like to grow basils more for their aromatic properties, especially cinnamon, and the stink bugs spend most of their time there.