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Does planting marigolds in amonst the runner beans help keep diseases down?

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

If this does work would it be French Marigolds?



I think black fly is the biggest problem with beans and my books suggest planting nasturtium as these are more attractive to the pest. some other companion planting:
Basil – wards off whitefly when planted amongst tomatoes
Nasturtium – attracts aphids away from beans
Alliums – confuse carrot fly and protect against slug damage
Lavender – confuses pests
Nettles – attract cabbage white butterflies, keeping them away from brassica crops
I dont know if any plant would prevent disease, only in that it would stop disease carrying insects attacking your plants. Welcome to GoY

26 May, 2009

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