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Asked on May 13, 2019

What herbs help protect my tomatoe plants?

OlivaBeth WSharon
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8 answers
  • Mogie
    on May 14, 2019

    Basil: repels flies, mosquitoes

    Cabbage: repels white flies, moths

    Chives: repel many insects

    Collard greens: repels flea beetles

    Geraniums: repel cabbage worm, Japanese beetles

    Marigolds: repel tomato worm, asparagus beetles, flea beetles, white flies, aphids

    Mint: repels white cabbage moths, ants, rodents, flea beetles, fleas, aphids

    Nasturtiums: repel white flies and aphids

  • Vimarhonor
    on May 14, 2019

    Hello. French marigolds.

  • Craft Invaders
    on May 14, 2019

    Basil, chives and Garlic are all said to be good at deter pests from Tomatoes and basil is said to make them grow better. French Marigolds, Borage and Nasturtium are also companion plants for Tomatoes and all have edible flowers :)

  • Kmdreamer
    on May 20, 2019

    Mint

  • Sharon
    on May 20, 2019

    Marigolds are good insect fighters

  • Beth W
    on May 20, 2019

    To make them tastier add coffee grounds or plant by roses. If slugs and snails are bothering them crush egg shelllds and sprinkle round the tomato plant base. With eggshells and the coffee make sure your dogs and cats can’t eat them so block them out

  • Oliva
    on May 20, 2019

    Basil planted in front of tomatoes makes for a sturdier tomato plant. Epsom salts sprinkled in the planting hole will provide increased magnesium for the tomato.

    Wrapping bottom 3" of stem (above ground level) with newspaper, secured to stem will deter hornworms.

    Marigolds will deter a variety of insects. Add some crumpled aluminum foil around the base to deter slugs and snails.

    Intersperse chives or garlic to deter rabbits, deer, etc.

    Borage planted amongst tomatoes will attract more pollinators.

    Sage and thyme are always helpful in a garden.

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