Last week, I posted about marigolds. I mentioned that marigolds were useful in keeping away nematodes, worms that are harmful to tomatoes and potatoes. They also deter squash bugs, tomato hornworms, and whiteflies.
Marigolds are not the only plants that can serve dual purposes. Here's a list of other herbs and vegetables that can keep the pests out of your garden:
Peppermint: This sweet smelling plant repels ants, white cabbage moths, and aphids.
Garlic: It's stinky, but it discourages aphids, fleas, Japanese beetles, and spider mites.
Chives: These plants help keep away aphids and spider mites. They also help keep black spot disease off of roses.
Basil: This popular Italian herb keeps away the flies and mosquitoes.
Radishes: These plants discourage cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and stink bugs.
These are some pretty amazing plants. Did you know they were natural pesticides?