<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away- en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=467
Well I usually take a couple of big citronella plants, and stick them out on my patio. They smell great, and look pretty cool too. I don't know if they really do too much for the bugs, but I know they are supposed to.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=467 June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 June 15, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=466
In the Spring and Summer months, I choose to eat a diet that is high in garlic to deflect biting insects away from me and my family and onto sweeter targets. I protect my pets this way as well. While I feel sorry for our neighbors, because this is a truly effective recourse - I am thankful to have the pests stay away.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=466 June 15, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=465 I try to choose plants that are less attractive to them. I avoid cabbages in my raised bed garden. I mix those in with large pots of flowers. So I enjoy the beauty of a red cabbage everytime I pass the door and they seem to hang out better with flowers than other veggies. 

I also plant my beans a little later and bypass the heavy eating of mexican beetles. This year though it was so warm so early that I did not follow my own advice and planted those Blue Lakes early. So I resort to picking bugs off and  to companion planting. 

Either way. Isn't garden work just wonderful?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=465 June 20, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=464 I try to choose plants that are less attractive to them. I avoid cabbages in my raised bed garden. I mix those in with large pots of flowers. So I enjoy the beauty of a red cabbage everytime I pass the door and they seem to hang out better with flowers than other veggies. 

I also plant my beans a little later and bypass the heavy eating of mexican beetles. This year though it was so warm so early that I did not follow my own advice and planted those Blue Lakes early. So I resort to picking bugs off and  to companion planting. 

Either way. Isn't garden work just wonderful?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=464 June 20, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=463 I try to choose plants that are less attractive to them. I avoid cabbages in my raised bed garden. I mix those in with large pots of flowers. So I enjoy the beauty of a red cabbage everytime I pass the door and they seem to hang out better with flowers than other veggies. 

I also plant my beans a little later and bypass the heavy eating of mexican beetles. This year though it was so warm so early that I did not follow my own advice and planted those Blue Lakes early. So I resort to picking bugs off and  to companion planting. 

Either way. Isn't garden work just wonderful?

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=463 June 20, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: How do you keep bugs away?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=462 I spray a lot of DEET!  Although I learned this year that the Off Woodsman's spray can damage plants!  It has a higher DEET content 30% vs the traditional orange can that is 10%.  I sprayed near my broccoli and the spray bleached the plant with white spots!

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/48/how-do-you-keep-bugs-away-?commentid=462 August 7, 2012