Spending time outside is the best part about summer, but battling the mosquitos… not so much fun. Planting certain herbs can help repel those flying nuisances without the use of harsh chemicals. Here are few that are currently available in the nursery:
𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙪𝙢𝙨 (otherwise known as onions, garlic, leeks and chives) keep the buzzing at bay and also repel Japanese beetles. Try Chives, or the potent and delicious Garlic Chives.
𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙡 will repels mosquitoes, thrips, and flies. Holy and Lemon basils are especially recommended for repelling mosquitoes. Holy basil also makes an excellent tea.
𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙨 are known as effective repellants to rabbits, flies, and mosquitoes, and are toxic to nematodes (soil pests that feed on roots). They also attract beneficial insects like lacewings, ladybugs, and parasitic wasps. Double duty!
𝙇𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 fragrance is a heady and intoxicating delight, unless you are a mosquito, and then it is a “keep away” sign. Grow this drought-tolerant perennial near outdoor gathering areas to enjoy this beautiful shrub, sans mosquitoes. Lavender also attracts pollinators along with beneficial insects like hover flies.
𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙮 is a culinary delight, but it is despised by mosquitoes and many garden pests like cabbage moths, bean beetles, and carrot flies.
𝙏𝙝𝙮𝙢𝙚 repels cabbage loopers, cabbage worms, and cabbage moths, as well as mosquitoes. This woody, perennial herb has many culinary uses and its flowers are a favorite of bees. Thyme oil is a natural, proven miticide used by beekeepers to keep hives healthy and varroa-mite free.
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