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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    January 12, 2011
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    Plant garlic and/or onion plants in a pot or around the base of your prized garden plants. No more aphids!

    However, one of the most effective ways to eliminate these pests is by spraying plants with neem oil. It's not only effective against aphids, it's also organic and harmless to pets and people. You can find more information here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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    Nikki on
    February 22, 2011
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    Heather on
    March 5, 2011
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    This article will help you:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/companion-vegetable-garden.htm

    The list of compatible plants is at the bottom.

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    suzettessprouts on
    April 30, 2011
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    I recommend an all natural plant that wards of many a vegetable loving bug.I plant simply marigolds between my rolls of vegetables. If I do see a problem the only thing I would ever consider using is a dilution of teaspoon of dish soap along with a teaspoon of baking soda. Spray this combination after have shaken well allover plants. leave be. next day rinse or spray with just water. next day solution again. Also planting with shredded paper or saw dust helps with these problems as well. You could also use a strip of thin flat copper around base out outskirts of vegetable bed. This will keep slugs away.
    Best of Luck ,
    Suzette Trimmer
    Philadelphia, PA

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 26, 2011
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    Nikki on
    April 26, 2011
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    There are numerous flowers you can grow with herbs. The best way to decide what you want to grow together is experimentation—just be sure they share the same growing requirements. As for the herbs, the same applies; but oregano works well with cilantro, parsley or basil, while basil works well with nearly anything—including thyme. It’s basically up to you.

    These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/try-something-new-this-spring-grow-your-own-herbs.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/growing-herbs-in-containers.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 27, 2011
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    Mint makes a good companion for tomatoes, thyme, sage, and bee balm. Alyssum, Salvia, Lower growing Tulip and other early blooming bulbs, Blue Woodruff, Dianthus are some companion plants that go well with rose bushes. Some herbs that do well with roses are Chives, Parsley and Santolina.

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