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.


Rosemary is great at repelling mosquitoes and flies, and aphids! Bugs cannot abide, Rosemary! So if you can, try and plant some of this as a companion to some of your vegetable plants.

Rosemary is a multifunctional herb, easy to grow in a pot and the ground; l have significantly sized plants here. Rosemary needs sunlight, one
of its demands upon your garden, plenty of the sun, and you keep good ol’ Rosemary delighted!

Now you can use it as a companion plant sitting with your other plants as a natural pest repellent, but also, should you wish for a more direct approach, follow this simple guide.

Gather up about 1-1.5 kg of dried Rosemary and a jug of freshly boiled water about a litre, place the dried plant sprigs into the boiling water and leave for a good 30 – 45 minutes, strain into a litre of cold water and funnel into a spray bottle and hey presto you have yourself a homemade mosquito repellant too!

Planting Rosemary alongside marigolds will double the protection for your growing vegetables. Parsley, chives and sage will also accompany Rosemary and make for a great growing arena.

Hope you enjoyed this article and l’ll see you again soon.

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