Question by Rob: Natural bug repellent for outdoor herb garden?
The herbs are outdoors. I’m in southern Texas, and some buggy critters have been nibbling at the leaves. Other than a chemical avenue, what are some natural ways to repel bugs from these plants?
There’s basil, oregano, lemon balm, rosemary, etc..
Answer by ellarosa
i’m a big fan of diatomacous earth. there’s also the dish detergent and water remedy that many here recommend, tho i’ve never tried it. some claim neem oil (derived from the neem tree) works on critters, but i can only attest to its efficacy on powdery mildew. oh, and boric acid works–i’ve used it. like diatomacous earth, you can either sprinkle it around in powder form or spray it on mixed with water.
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