Updated: Aug 19, 2022
It's late summer and I'm being overrun by Basil plants! That's not a bad problem, because I cook with it and share excess with my neighbors. The reason that I planted it everywhere is because it is a "companion plant" that benefits other plants in your garden by repelling harmful insects naturally. Always plant Basil with Tomatoes & Roses in order to keep the aphids away. Gently crush a few leaves and its scent will be more pungent. Other insects that it deters are flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, weevils, and Japanese beetles.
Sweet Basil Plants (2022)
You can save money and have stronger healthier plants if you grow your plants from seed. Learn more about Companion Planting if you hate bad bugs, but love bees (and other pollinators)!
*Companion Plant Guide- courtesy of The Farmer's Almanac: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/companion-planting-guide