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Planting Buddies for Your Crops

9. Sow a border of aromatic French marigolds around your kitchen garden to deter a variety of insects, as well as rabbits, and also to repel nematodes in the
soil.

10. Set out pots of catnip to help protect eggplant from flea beetles. (Be careful about planting catnip in the ground in your vegetable garden, as it can spread
widely. It’ll be fine if you plant it inside a root barrier.)

Excerpt from 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints—brought to you by Skyhorse Publishing

Updated Monday, February 14th, 2011
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