Organic Pest Control: The Best Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects | Mother Earth News
Discover some wonderful annuals, perennials and shrubs that are known to draw bees and beneficials to backyards across the country.
Growing Basil, How to Grow Basil
Growing basil is an indispensable summer ritual. The first time you squeeze a handful of leaves under your nose, and open your palms to release the fragrance, that’s when you know it’s summer.
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet, Queen of the meadow, Double Lady of the Meadow, European Meadowsweet PFAF Plant Database
Filipendula ulmaria is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 2 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles. The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay…
What Can I Spray on Plants to Keep Bugs Away From Basil Leaves?
What Can I Spray on Plants to Keep Bugs Away From Basil Leaves?. The annual herb basil (Ocimum basilicum) is prized for its large, succulent leaves. Unfortunately, that tender foliage also tempts insects that can ruin individual leaves, or even entire plants. Examine your basil plants to catch bugs in the act, if ...
Whiteflies and Basil Plants
Whitefly on basil plants is a not a death sentence, but gardeners must be persistent with whichever control method they choose. Biological, mechanical and chemical methods for ridding your basil of this pest exist. Each of these has benefits and drawbacks.
What Are the Benefits of Planting Basil in With Tomato Plants?
Growing two different kinds of plants together that benefit each other is called companion planting. This type of planting is often used in organic gardening as a chemical-free way to control pests and disease. Companion planting may be used to repel insects or to attract beneficial bugs. There are often other ...
How to Plant Parsley, Basil & Sage Herbs
How to Plant Parsley, Basil & Sage Herbs. If you're growing culinary herbs in one garden bed, reserve a few patches where annual herbs can be tucked amid perennials. For convenience, keep annuals near the front of the bed to minimize the disturbance of established perennial herbs. Parsley (Petroselinum ...