Monday, October 1, 2012

Fact of the Day: Insects Hate Basil

The herb basil actually has some natural bug-repellent properties. Extracts of the plant have been proven toxic to mosquitoes. 

10 comments:

  1. cool post! now I'll look for Basil and place it in my room or bring it with me everywhere! haha. The insects always attack and eat me. :(

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  2. I wonder if you curry mixed with basil, would be astonishment.

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  3. *starts growing basil near windows*

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  4. we need to plant some basil then.

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  5. they hate most of fragrant plants, lavander and such things, they also hate the smell of tomato leaves.

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  6. I had no idea! I'm going to file this information away. :)

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  7. That is a nice thing to know.
    Spiders are good to have in a vegetable garden because they catch other insects.

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