Insectary Plants

Pest Predator Pollinators: (attract pollinators that prey on pests)

Daisy family

Cabbage family (broccoli, kale, etc.)

Carrot family (cilantro, dill, carrot, Queen Anne Lace)

Pea family

Many perennial flowers

Other Pollinators:  (attract bees, etc.)

Buckwheat (good biomass crop)

Sunflower (also acts as a “trap” plant, attracting some pests–keeping them away from other plants)

Goldenrod

Yarrow

Citrus

Cowpea (nitrogen fixer)

Dill

Clovers (nitrogen fixers)

Bee Balm

Butterfly plants

Fennel

Lavender

Raspberry

Cosmos

Mustard

Caraway

Vetch

Parsley

Coreopsis

White Alyssum

Nasturtium

Tithonia

Queen Ann’s Lace

Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath)

Lucerne

Dandelion

Coneflower

Daisy

Tansy

Broccoli

Daikon

Coriander

Calendula

Borage

Zinnias

Attracts Ladybugs:

Rye

Crimson clover

Butterfly Weed

Lambsquarter

Yarrow

Cilantro

Buckwheat

Dandelion

Attracts Beneficial Nematodes: (which eat harmful nematodes)

Marigold

Crysanthemum

Castor Bean

Pest Repellants : (These plants repel pests with their odor or other methods)

Marigolds (chop them & add to soil at end of season… Especially Mexican Marigolds)

Bergamont

Castor Oil Plant

Catnip

Citronella Geranium (and other scented Geraniums)

Basil

Chives

Garlic

Onion

Mustard

Rosemary

Sage

Tobacco

Nasturtium

Thyme

Hyssop

Lavender

Tansy

Dill

Cilantro

Pyrethrum

Rhubarb

Neem

Sunn Hemp (us as a cover crop)

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