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|Steven, yes, and/or yes.
That will be great to have first hand info on the book, I was thinking I should buy one! Ladygardener, keep sharing your info, please.
Nasturtium I think is a great choice for detering squash bugs it is known to help ward off many pests in the cucurbit family. (although, Steven, I have read reports of them attracting the black aphids!!) There are fruit tree farmers plant nasturtium beneath their fruit trees (such as apple and peach) in the root zone to repel bugs and, then plow it back into the soil as green manure. *Flowering nasturtium prefers poor soil w/o fertilizers, so don't fertilize if you want lots of flowers.
Tansy will also deter squash bugs.. although tansy should not be grown anywhere you have livestock, as it is toxic to many animals.
Basil and tomatoes are a perfect match!
leaflady, to you dilute the ammonia to spray on your plants?
Thank you all. I look forward to us learning more from our experiences.
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