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  1. Aphids
  2. Info on Using Flowers to Deter Pests
  3. what vegetables can be planted together
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  5. Companion Plants for Vegetables
  6. Need the Right Flowers to Plant With Herbs
  7. Companion Plants
Asked by Anonymous on January 11, 2011
Aphids

Is there any known plant that could be used to control aphids?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on February 21, 2011
Info on Using Flowers to Deter Pests

Where can I find information on planting flowers, garlic, etc. in my vegetable garden to deter pests.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by d.johns on March 5, 2011
What Vegetables Can Be Planted Together

Do you have a list of plants that can be planted together?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on April 18, 2011
Helpful Planting

I have a small raised garden and I need to plant as many things together as possible with the idea of pest control in mind. What can I plant with peanuts – watermelons,  squash, potatoes, etc?

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suzettessprouts

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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Asked by Anonymous on April 25, 2011
Companion Plants for Vegetables

Is there a list of companion plants to grow with vegetables (i. e. to distract or confuse pests)?

Asked by Anonymous on April 25, 2011
Need the Right Flowers to Plant With Herbs

I want to plant an herb garden off my balcony (I have the hanging balcony boxes) and I wanted to know which ones to pair together. I want to grow parsley, oregano, thyme, basil, cilantro, and chives. What flowers will be a good companion for them? I have three boxes, so essentially two herbs per box on either side with a flower in the middle. Any suggestions as to which of the six herbs should go together in the same box would be beneficial.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on April 26, 2011
Companion Plants

What can be grown alongside mint plants (in a pot to contain roots) in a bed with a western exposure? How about a compliment with roses in a southern bed?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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