|Plants That Say No Go Buddy – Not On My Shift!|
Predatory and Companion Plants
The beauty and benefits of companion planting. Techniques to introduce different flowers, plants and herbs with an attitude that can support and improve soil conditions, increase fertility, offer shelter and attract and repel insects simultaneously.
|Lemon balm repels mosquitoes! |
Simply put, this herb has such a strong scent that it drives the mozzies nuts! You can also help yourself by rubbing the leaves directly to your skin. But be careful, as some people are known to be allergic to it – so perhaps one crushed leaf first on your forearm – if you blow up like a watermelon – my advice is don’t use this herb!!!
I adore the smell of this herb! But l like lemons anyway, so that helps!
I have this herb in the ground and pots around the garden. It’s a great companion for growing vegetables and herbs – like tomatoes, melons, squash, onions, apples, fennel, brassicas, basils, Rosemary and sage, to name but a few. It’ll also work as a companion to flowers like daisies, hyssop, sweet peas, poppies and nasturtiums, amongst others.
Be mindful that, like the mint, this herb, if left unchecked, the roots can spread very quickly too.
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