Companion Planting for Pest Management

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

15-01-2023 • 11 mins

The most popular request for companion planting has to do with pest management. Marigolds top the list...but today Jessica explains why the REASON marigolds are a good idea isn’t quite what you might think. Connect With Jessica Walliser: Jessica Walliser is a horticulturist, founding partner at Savvy Gardening, and the author of multiple books including the upcoming Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden.
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