By Mel Jeffreys
**Amazon #1 Bestseller** Companion planting contains strategic place of the vegetables and fruit that you just plant to maximise house on hand, deter or distract pests and to exploit the foodstuff to be had within the soil the place you live.
- History, purposes & merits for spouse planting
- Planning your backyard together with backyard mattress rules and soil management
- Guides to useful spouse crops together with flora and herbs
- Combinations of vegetation that paintings good jointly or to avoid
- Companion vegetation to inspire worthy insects into your garden
While there are a couple of varieties of thoughts, there aren't any not easy and speedy ideas for which technique you want to pick out, this e-book can assist to steer you within the correct direction.
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The root of the horseradish plant is crushed and placed in spray bottles as an effective insect deterrent and prevention of detrimental fungi. • Kelp – Kelp is actually a herb! It repels aphids, slugs and Japanese beetles. Kelp can also be used as mulch or as a spray directly on the affected plants. • Lemon Balm – the scent of the lemon balm will successfully repel mosquitoes and squash bugs. The lemon scent is what is used to keep mice away from homes as well. Plant enough of this and you won’t have to worry about a rodent infestation.
Plant alfalfa over the winter to encourage them come back year after year. Plants that will help to bring them into your garden include: CarawayCosmosFennelSpearmintGoldenrodMarigoldGround Beetles: The nocturnal ground beetle is a voracious predator of slugs, snails, cutworms and cabbage worms. Plant perennials like: White clover is also useful as ground cover in orchardsMinute Pirate Bugs (Orius): these black-and-white bugs will attack almost any insect. Plant: DaisiesGoldenrods,AlfalfaYarrowSoldier Beetles: feed on aphids, caterpillars and other insects.
The clover also provides a good environment for a predatory bug known as the ground beetle. • Comfrey – Acts as a good trap crop for slugs. • Four O’Clocks – See Larkspur and White Geraniums • Hyssop – Hyssop is a favorite attractant for bees while deterring moths and beetles. • Larkspur – The larkspur is in the same family as the White Geranium and has the same effect. • Lavender – Beautiful purple flowers repel fleas, white flies and moths. • Marigolds – As discussed previously, marigolds deter most pests, they also help deter nematodes in the soil.