10 Herbs That Repel Garden Pests

Planting a garden is rewarding work, as long as you can keep the pests from getting to the plants before you do!

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There’s nothing more frustrating to gardeners than animals or insects that destroy the plants they’ve labored to grow.  I’m sure we’ve all been there: soil testing, careful planting, weeding and watering, but instead of enjoying fruit from our labors, garden pests can destroy the plants one by one.  Toxic insect sprays are not the only answer to maintaining a bug-free garden.  I prefer to take a more natural approach to the problem by mixing herbs that will repel the insects in with the vegetables.

Planting herbs and vegetables that compliment each other together is what we call companion planting.  When paired correctly, herbs can repel insects that would otherwise destroy the nearby plant.  Here’s a list of 10 herbs that repel garden pests.

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