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companion planting

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:45 am
by forgotten oceans
Ok, I said I was gonna post in about companion planting so here it is, be prepared for a long read. For those interested, my source is the 2004 Herbal Almanac by Llewwllyn.

Wormwood- repels ants, black flea beetles, cabbage moths, maggots, loopers, carrot moths, snails, slugs, whiteflies, Japanese beetles, and mice. If used as a spray, don't get it on anything you plan to eat.

Basil- controls asparagus beetles, flies, mosquitoes, thrips, tomato worms, and whiteflies. Don't plant near rue, as they're antagonistic to one another.

Chrysanthemums- dried, crushed and scattered about will help with aphids and leafhoppers, the living plant kills nematodes.

Dill- helps control aphids, imported cabbageworms, spider mites, squash bugs, and tomato worms. Since dill controls tomato worms by attracting them to itself, don't plant near your tomatoes.

Fennel- will help control aphids, snails, and slugs.

Feverfew- will attract aphids away from roses.

Garlic- helps with aphids, cabbage looper, cabbage maggots, flea beetles, imported cabbageworms, Japanese beetles, mites, mosquitoes, peach borer, onion fly, rabbits, snails, slugs, and ticks.

Geraniums- will control corn earworms, imported cabbageworms, leafhoppers, and mosquitoes. It's leaves are poisonous to Japanese beetles.

Marigolds- help control aphids, cabbage maggots, Colorado potato beetles, corn earworms, cucumber beetles, Mexican bean beetles, mosquitoes, nematodes, rabbits, and whitefly. Pot Marigold will help with asparagus beetle and tomato worms. Marigolds don't like beans and may attract slugs.

Mints- help keep down ants, aphids, imported cabbageworm and white cabbage moths.
Peppermint controls ants, cabbage looper, and whitefly.
Spearmint controls ants and cabbage loopers.
Catnip helps with ants, aphids, Colorado potato beetles, flea beetles, cucumber beetles, Japanese beetles, and squash bugs.

Pennyroyal- repels ants, cabbage loopers, fleas, flies, imported cabbageworms, and mosquitoes.

Nsturtium- controls aphids, cabbage loopers, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles, imported cabbageworms, squash bugs, and striped pumpkin beetles. Plant as a barrier around plants you wanna protect. Also makes a good trap plant for black aphids.

Rosemary- helps keep out bean beetles, cabbage moths, carrot flies, Mexican bean beetles, snails, and slugs.

Rue- repels cucumber beetles, flies, slugs, and moles, also repels cats. Keep it clear of basil, cabbage. and sage.

Sage- repels black flea beetles, cabbage maggots, and moths, flea beetles, imported cabbageworm, and slugs. Sage doesn't agree with rue or cucumbers.

Savory- will help with bean beetles, cabbage moths, and Mexican bean beetles.

Tansy- will help contain ants, Colorado potato beetles, flea beetles, flies, imported cabbageworms, Japanese beetles, mice, squash bugs, and striped cucumber beetles. Be careful where you plant tansy as it is toxic to animals and ppl.

Thyme- helps control cabbage loopers, moths, worms, imported cabbageworms, and whiteflies.

If anyone knows more, please, don't be shy!
I would also appreciate if someone with power would make this sticky so it doesn't get erased, please? Thank you!
*Stupid cow doesn't know gardening words!*

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:27 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
I... I think I love you...

I love these wonderful companion planting ideas. I've got books upon books but the more lists the better! :-D

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:56 pm
by scoia
Yep, I love that book! Companion planting rawks out. Thanks for the reminder Forgotten Oceans.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:02 pm
by mischief
What a fantastic post! That's really useful, thank you

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:33 pm
by SageWolf
Forgotten Has anyone mentioned that your awesome?
I can;t wait to buy a house and get this all planted. hehee


Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:12 am
by forgotten oceans
Awe... :oops: Thanks guys! :-D

Sage I know the feeling! In May we're moving to a one bed apt on the first floor...with a huge fenced in patio!!!! So excited!!! Oh how I dream of wisteria, day lillies, mandivilla, 4'o clocks and cannis. Hydrangea, climbing white roses, spider lillies, and forget me nots. Sigh.... OH! Tip! Start everything in pots a month or so before the move and transplant when you get there, give 'em a head start. :-D

Also, you can get good terra cotta pots really cheap from garage sales in the fall, think 30 dollar pot down to 5 at most. Sales are usually Thursday through Saturday, Thursday has the most stuff, but Saturday is cheaper, if you wait till late Saturday, a lot of times people will just leave stuff out on the curb for trash. ;)

Re: companion planting

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:12 am
by Kitty Pink
Hi Guys,
How do I use Wormwood for slugs and snails? I run a therapeutic garden and we are always under attack - So disappointing. We have tried lots of things but not wormwood

Instructions please= do I just plant some??

Kitty Pink

Re: companion planting

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:52 pm
by Librarian
We've usually gone the stale beer route. Just leave it out and let them drown in it. ... our-Garden

I've also heard of using diatomaceous earth.

Re: companion planting

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:58 pm
by Kitty Pink
Thank you for those ideas librarian. We have tried the beer but not the D -Earth so I will give that a go this year. We can but try.
Kitty Pink

Re: companion planting

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:46 am
by kajj88
Nowadays, such situations occur, you have to get used to it.