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11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

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While the prospect of warmer weather has us all a bit giddy, we can't forget the unwelcome intruders that tag along with the sunny summer weather.

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Nicole W (646)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:15 am
bookmarked, ty dear Kit

Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:42 am
Very handy!
Apparently, planting Indian Marigolds around bodies of water also discourages mosquitos from breeding, too. An international NGO (Concern) did studies, found it's effective within some 10 metres or more - and started providing pots of the plant to refugees, to reduce risk of mosquitos breeding in their water pots or nearby water points, & hence reduce risk of being bitten. (The refugees tended to sell any mosquito nets given to them, because they needed the money)

Thanks, Kit!

JL A (281)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:50 am
Have some planted of about half the list--maybe that's why I haven't seen any for quite a few years.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:50 pm
I have most of these in my lil garden but think i'll double the size! The catnip is always snapped up so quickly by my eager kitty gang. Thx Kit

David C (131)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:27 pm
I've heard that tomato plants do, too.....

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9:18 pm
Thanks Kit. I have some of these in my patio garden. I'll keep y'all posted!!

Thoi Loi (0)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 12:02 am
sure is very rare when I first heard this information thanks for sharing. Girls Games

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 2:11 am

Many Feathers (139)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 4:56 am
many thanks

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:13 am
Noted - thanks for sharing.

These plants are beautiful in their own right, anyway, and in combinations - eg marigolds and rosemary, are stunning!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:16 am
Mutually beneficial to the human and their environment

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 9:21 am
Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn M (108)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 1:44 pm
Thanks, Kit. Marigolds repel me, too. I don't like the smell at all.

Jane H (139)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 2:14 pm
thank you so much. I have made a note of these and intend to use them!

Craig Pittman (52)
Friday June 13, 2014, 4:14 am
This could make working in the garden even more pleasant. Thanks Kit.

Robert O (12)
Friday June 13, 2014, 8:10 am
Very useful to know. Thanks Kit.

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 2:08 pm
Almost planted lavender recently. Will do soon! Thanx Kit

kate K (481)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 12:36 pm
Thank you for the tip dear Kit. Useful and beautiful plants to have in your home too :-)
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