Plant Family Guides: Ocimum---Basil Guides
18 Best Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Plants have natural defense mechanisms against insects, such as producing chemicals that are toxic or unpalatable to them. Some plants also release pheromones or have physical structures that can deter insects.
Basil: Planting, Growing, and Harvesting
Learn how to plant, grow and harvest basil and add flavor to your favorite recipes
Companion Planting With Herbs
Companion planting with herbs is the practice of planting aromatic herbs near other plants to enhance their growth, flavor, and health. For example, basil is known to improve the growth and flavor of tomatoes, while mint attracts beneficial insects and repels pests.
Wonderful Plants That Repel Insects
Plants have natural defense mechanisms against insects, such as producing chemicals that are toxic or unpalatable to them. Some plants also release pheromones or have physical structures that can deter insects. Additionally, companion planting, where different plants are grown together, can also help repel pests.
Best and Worst Companion Plants for Basil
Here is a list of basil companion plants you should grow in your garden
Ocimum basilicum (Basil)
Widely cultivated worldwide, Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow. The leaves are used fresh or dried to flavor meats, fish, salads, and sauces. Its sweet aroma and strong flavor make it popular in a variety of cuisines.
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