Planting Companion Herbs in your Herb Garden is a good start towards natural pest control.

Select your companion herbs based on more than which pests are deterred.

The idea that herbs make good companion plants has been around a long time. Some of the earliest written documents on gardening discuss the relationship between herbs and other herb garden plants and vegetables.

  1. Ask yourself what each plant adds or takes away from the soil.
  2. Think of the effect that the proximity of strong herbs may have on the flavor of your vegetables.
  3. Also consider root depth and the draw each plant has on garden fertility.
  4. Try to keep rows of hungry plants spread throughout your herb garden.
  5. Think of what you might plan to sow in the same spot next year.

Give serious thought to the use of companion plants as another form of positive organic pest control.