Spring has sprung - if you’ve planted your tomato plant we delivered, think about adding some marigolds around the base of the tomato plant. Marigolds are easy to grow and help keep away aphids. The relationship between plants and insects is known as ‘companion planting.’ It’s by far the safest, natural way to garden organically.

Other plants to naturally repel insects:

Peppermint repels ants, aphids & flea beetles.
Garlic discourages aphids, fleas & spider mites.
Perennial Chives repel aphids & spider mites.
Basil drives away flies & mosquitoes.
Borage deters the monster of vegetable garden insects, the tomato hornworm.
Rosemary & Sage repel bean beetles & carrot flies.

Happy planting!