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The 3 Best Natural Ways To Keep Pests Out Of Your Garden

Nothing is more upsetting than witnessing otherwise healthy crops being completely destroyed by bugs. It seems as though pests, such as aphids, cabbage worms, beetles, and the dreaded hornworm, can devastate crops in an instant.

But that doesn’t mean you need to stockpile an arsenal of toxic chemicals to keep your garden free of pests. To put it bluntly, many commercial sprays, dust, and other pest control methods do more harm than benefit for the environment.

The fact that they are non-discriminatory makes it difficult to know whether or not they may be used safely on edible fruits and vegetables.

There is a way out of this. We’ve been successfully battling pests in our garden for years with just three easy-to-find natural remedies.

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1. Marigolds In A Garden

Growing marigolds in and around the garden have numerous advantages. As a result, the plant may be found all over our garden in pots, containers, and even parts of the rows.

Aphids, nematodes, tomato hornworms, squash bugs, and cabbage worms are all repelled by the strong aroma of marigolds. Additional benefits include the ability to deter critters such as deer and rabbits.

And the most important pollinators love marigolds! Sweet nectar from marigolds attracts honey bees, butterfly nectar, and wasps.

Marigolds, on the other hand, are one of the most simple annual flowers to grow! Direct seeding is possible, and they develop swiftly. Additionally, the seeds can be kept for the next year, making them even more cost-effective.

If nothing else, their blooms will make your garden more gorgeous.

Marigolds In A Garden
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