Organic gardening tips



A list of some herbs, their companions, their uses for organic insect control, including some beneficial weeds and flowers.


Basil: Companion to tomatoes, dislikes rue intensely. Improves growth and flavor. Repels flies and mosquitoes.

Basil Plant(51732)Credit: google images

Basil

Beebalm: Companion to tomatoes, improves flavor and growth.

Beebalm PlantCredit: google images

Beebalm

Borage: Companion to tomatoes, squash and strawberries, deters tomato worms, improves flavor and growth.

Borage Plant(51734)Credit: google images

Borage

Caraway: Plant here and there helps loosen soil.

Catnip PlantCredit: google images

Caraway

Catnip: Plant in borders, deters flea beetle.

Catnip(52454)

Catnip

Camomile: Companion to cabbages and onions, improves growth and flavor.

Camomile PlantCredit: google images

Camomile

Chervil: Companion to radishes, improves growth and flavor.

Chervil PlantCredit: google images

Chervil

Chives: Companion to carrots, improves growth and flavor.

Chive PlantCredit: google images

Chives

Dead Nettle: Companion to potatoes, deters potato bug, improves growth and flavor.

Dead Nettle PlantCredit: google images

Dead Nettle

Dill: Companion to cabbage, dislikes carrots, improves the growth and health of cabbage.

Dill PlantCredit: google images

Dill

Fennel: Plant away from garden, most plants dislike it.

Fennel PlantCredit: google images

Fennel

Flax: Companion to carrots, potatoes, deters potato bug. Improves growth and flavor.

Flax Plant(51742)Credit: google images

Flax

Garlic: Plant near roses and raspberries, deters Japanese beetle, improves growth and health.

Garlic PlantCredit: google images

Garlic

Horseradish: Plant at corners of potato patch to deter potato bug.

Horseradish PlantCredit: google images

Horseradish

Henbit: General insect repellant.

Henbit

Henbit

Hyssop: Deters cabbage moth, companion to cabbage and grapes. Keep away from radishes.

Hyssop

Hyssop

Lamb's-Quarters: This edible weed should be allowed to grow in moderate amounts in the garden, especially in corn.

Lamb's Quarters

Lamb's Quarters

Lemon Balm: Sprinkle throughout the garden.

Lemon Balm(52471)

Lemon Balm

Marigolds: The workhorse of the pest deterents. Plant through-out the garden, it discourages Mexican bean beetles, nematodes, and many other insects.

Marigolds(52459)

Marigolds

Mint: Companion to tomatoes and cabbage. Deters white cabbage moth.

Mint(52460)

Mint

Marjoram: Here and there in garden, improves flavors.

Marjoram

Marjoram

Mole Plant: Deters moles and mice.

Mole Plant

Mole Plant

Nasturtium: Companion to radishes and cabbages, also, plant under fruit trees. Deters aphids, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetle and improves growth and flavor.

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Petunia: Protects beans from insects.

Petunia(52488)

Petunia

Pigweed: One of the best weeds for pumping nutrients from the subsoil, it is especially beneficial to potatoes, onions and corn. Keep weeds thinned out.

Pigweed

Pigweed

Peppermint: Planted among cabbages, it repels the white cabbage butterfly.

Peppermint(52492)

Peppermint

Rosemary: Companion to cabbage, beans, carrots and sage. deters cabbage moth, bean beetles and carrot fly.

Rosemary(52495)

Rosemary

Rue: Keep away from Sweet Basil, plant near roses and raspberries, deters Japanese beetles.

Rue

Rue

Sage: Plant with rosemary, cabbage and carrots, but keep away from cucumbers. Deters cabbage moth and carrot fly.

Sage(52500)

Sage

Sowthistle: This weed in moderate amounts can help tomatoes, onions and corn.

Sowthistle

Sowthistle

Summer Savory: Plant with beans and onions. Deters bean beetles.

Summer Savory

Summer Savory

Tarragon: Good throughout the garden.

Tarragon

Tarragon

Thyme: Plant here and there, deters cabbage worm.

Thyme(52504)

Thyme

Wild Morning Glory: Great growing in with corn.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Wormwood: As a border it helps deter animals.

Wormwood

Wormwood

Yarrow: Plant along borders, paths near aromatic herbs, enhances essential oil production.

Yarrow

Yarrow