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Rough guide to pest repellant plants


 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Rough guide to pest repellant plants Reply with quote

The table below is a rough guide to pest repellant plants, it's a compilation of info I gathered from the web, The key at the top numbers 1 to 9 give a quick indication as to how the plant should be used. As I mentioned it's a rough guide, to find out more details Google the pest name, plant name and the word "repellant" and you should get some hits. It can also give you some pointers for companion planting, as an example onions/alliums repel carrotfly so plant these together etc.

Regarding the pest column on the right, you will note that fly, house fly, carrot fly etc are entered seperately, I recorded the info as I found it, as I said above it's a rough guide and you may need to do further research:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Rough guide to pest repellant plants Reply with quote

Thanks for putting all that together crosseyedsheep. I hope to makegood use of it as I try to use as little chemicals as possible. It would be great if the Acorus would deter the small house flies.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, No problem, I came acoss some interesting info, I'll update the post with more details over time.

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It would be great if the Acorus would deter the small house flies.


But remember it's the essential oil of the Acorus, but I did come across a reference to the growing plant repelling mosquitos. Acorus essential oil was the only mention that was specific to "House flies", Some of the plants and methods opposite "flies" will probably work as well.

Some of the plants above can also be used as Insecticides, again do some research to get more info.
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