Planting your own vegetable garden takes much work, planning, and preparation of the soil. You will want to map it out before starting to plant. Should you be planning on an organic garden, you will want to map it out before starting to plant. There are some herbs and flowers that can act as a natural insecticide and you would want these to boarder the outside of the garden.
One herb that humans love the fragrance of is lavender, however pests cannot stand it. Lavender may be planted in both the spring and fall, it has long stems, and narrow green leaves. Around the perimeter of the garden plot is a good place to plant. Humans love the fragrance, but garden pests cannot tolerate it, making this an excellent choice for your organic garden and also for drying and placing in drawers to repel moths all year long.
Basil is another herb that acts as a natural insecticide. Sweet basil is also said to have traditional medicinal value and the oil from the plant has antibacterial properties. It is suggested the basil leave be harvested when young, then you can use them in salads and such, or dry them for later use in stews. Basil also has traditional medicinal usage. You can use your chives right out of the garden, or again, one can dry the leaves for use later in most cooked dishes.
One of the most visually appealing herbs that can also act as a natural insecticide is the chive. It as been recommended to keep a pot of basil growing in your kitchen. It has the reputation of repelling insects naturally, which includes the Japanese beetle along with carrot rust flies. One would want to harvest a basil leaf when the plant is quite young. You can use chives right out of the garden or again, take and dry the leaves for use later.
If you are successful in planning your organic garden, and utilizing herbs for natural insecticide, you may not need any other repellents. It is suggested to spray your plants directly at least weekly with a hand sprayer. If you have a large garden, you may want to utilize a container that attaches to your garden hose. Experts suggest you may want to spray your plants weekly with the mixture of dish soap and water with a hand sprayer. You can mix the soap and water and safely spray the area, or if you have a large garden, put the dish soap into a sprayer that hooks into your garden hose.