Student Vegetable Plots
Why the flowers?
Organic gardening uses companion planting which attracts beneficial insects to help increase vegetable production and also to discourage insects looking for a free meal. French Marigolds (Tagetes patula) and the Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) are used here in this way.
Why not try these plants to help keep pests at bay?
• Asparagus - prevents nematodes attacking tomatoes
• Chervil - keeps aphids away
• Chives - discourages aphids and fungal diseases
• Coriander - good for repelling aphids
• Dill - attracts hoverflies and predatory wasps
• Garlic - also good against aphids
• Sage - its smell confuses pests
• Yarrow - a good plant for hoverflies, ladybirds and predatory wasps, keeping those aphids away
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