B Khan, beetles, blackfly, Cabbage white butterflies, cabbages, carrot fly, carrots, caterpillars, cauliflowers, celery, chives, Companion planting, French marigolds, garlic chives, green beans, greenfly, growing flowers in vegetable patches, herbs in flower gardens, honey, hoverflies, onions, petunias, plant health, repelling insects, rose bushes, rosemary, sage, tagetes, whitefly flowers
Promoting plant health – and repelling insects in the process – does not require chemical intervention as plants have their own best friends to perform this double job naturally.
‘Companion planting’ as it is called, hinges on knowing which plant benefits most from the company of another plant species and then putting this information into practice. This sometimes means growing flowers in the vegetable patch, herbs in a flower garden or even a balanced mixture of flowers, vegetables and herbs in one plot for naturally healthy results. Continue reading