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Are you tired of losing your garden crop to the bugs? A successful garden depends not only on the nutrients you provide it, but on keeping the pests from eating and destroying it! Plant these 19 plants that repel bugs in and around your garden to have a successful harvest!

Plants That Repel Bugs

Plants That Keep Bugs Away

19 Plants That Repel Bugs In The Garden

There is nothing more discouraging than to walk through your garden and realize that the bugs destroyed most of it! A tiny bug can have devastating effects on your plants. All the hard work that you put into planting and caring for your garden can end up being for nothing. And if you are growing your own food for better health, then you definitely don't want to spray harmful chemicals on your plants! So what are you to do? Plant these 19 plants in and around your garden to keep the bugs and pests at bay so that you can have a bountiful harvest!

Tansy 200 Plus Seeds
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Tansy 200 Plus Seeds

The Tansy plant is a great one to include in your garden to deter bugs. Plus, like many of the plants on this list it has beautiful flowers that will give your garden color!
Plant the Tansy plant to repel beetles, aphids, moths, ants, squash bugs, cabbage loopers, and more!

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Outsidepride Nasturtium Flower Seed Mix - 1/4 LB
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Outsidepride Nasturtium Flower Seed Mix - 1/4 LB

Another beautiful flowering plant to add to your garden. Nasturtiums are more than just beautiful though, they are great bug repellers! Nasturtiums are said to repel whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, beetles and more!

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Basil Seeds - Large Leaf Italian Sweet Basil Heirloom Seeds ► ORGANIC NON-GMO Basil Seeds (100+ seeds) ◄ by PowerGrow Systems
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Basil Seeds - Large Leaf Italian Sweet Basil Heirloom Seeds ► ORGANIC NON-GMO Basil Seeds (100+ seeds) ◄ by PowerGrow Systems

Basil is a great herb to add to the garden because it is dual purpose. Not only does it work hard to repel bugs, but it can be picked and used for cooking as well!
Plant Basil to repel the asparagus beetle, whiteflies, and the carrot fly.

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Sow Right Seeds - Peppermint Seeds for Planting - Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds - Full Instructions for Easy Planting and Growing an Herbal Tea Garden, Indoors or Outdoor; Great Gardening Gift (1)
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Sow Right Seeds - Peppermint Seeds for Planting - Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds - Full Instructions for Easy Planting and Growing an Herbal Tea Garden, Indoors or Outdoor; Great Gardening Gift (1)

Another beneficial herb to add to the garden. Pick the leaves to make teas or other culinary dishes, and plant in the garden to repel bugs. This plant is said to help repel aphids, whiteflies, and squash bugs.

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Petunia - Madness Series Flower Garden Seed - 1000 Pelleted Seeds - Moonlight Mix Blooms - Annual Flowers - Single Floribunda Petunias
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Petunia - Madness Series Flower Garden Seed - 1000 Pelleted Seeds - Moonlight Mix Blooms - Annual Flowers - Single Floribunda Petunias

These flowers are so pretty and cheerful, a great addition to any garden or landscaping! Petunias are more than just a pretty flower though, they are tough bug repellers as well! Plant these to repel squash bugs, aphids, tomato worms, beetles, and more.

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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Dill
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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Dill

Another beneficial herb that also repels pests. Dill is said to repel aphids, spider mites, cabbage loopers, squash bugs, and tomato hornworms.

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Sow Right Seeds - Thyme Seed for Planting - All Non-GMO Heirloom Thyme Seeds with Full Instructions for Easy Planting and Growing Your Kitchen Herb Garden, Indoor or Outdoor; Great Gift
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Sow Right Seeds - Thyme Seed for Planting - All Non-GMO Heirloom Thyme Seeds with Full Instructions for Easy Planting and Growing Your Kitchen Herb Garden, Indoor or Outdoor; Great Gift

Thyme is more than just an herb to add to your spaghetti sauce! This potent herb is a great addition to your garden in that it is said to repel cabbage loopers, whiteflies, tomato hornworms, and cabbage maggots.

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Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs
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Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs

Wormwood is said to be a great herb to repel ants, whiteflies, cabbage loopers and maggots, carrot flies, and codling moths.

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Spearmint Seeds Pick Size to 1OZ Bulk Herb Spear Mint Easy Grow #320 (800 Seeds)
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Spearmint Seeds Pick Size to 1OZ Bulk Herb Spear Mint Easy Grow #320 (800 Seeds)

An herb that is in the same family as peppermint, this minty plant is more than just a culinary plant. It is great for repelling moths, beetles, squash bugs, ants, aphids, and cabbage loopers.

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French Marigold Sparky Mix Seeds, Over 5,000 Seeds by Seeds2Go
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French Marigold Sparky Mix Seeds, Over 5,000 Seeds by Seeds2Go

Another pretty addition to your garden that will provide bright color! Marigolds do more than make pretty bouquets though. They are great for repelling pesky insects. Marigolds repel lice, whiteflies, and aphids!

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Garlic Bulb, California Softneck, 6 Bulbs, Planting or Eating
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Garlic Bulb, California Softneck, 6 Bulbs, Planting or Eating

Garlic is a great addition when cooking and when keeping the bugs away. Plant garlic around your garden to repel Japanese beetles, carrot flies, root maggots, aphids, and cabbage loopers.

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Sweet Yards Seed Co. Organic Parsley ‘Italian Giant’ Seeds – Over 175 Open Pollinated Non-GMO Seeds
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Sweet Yards Seed Co. Organic Parsley ‘Italian Giant’ Seeds – Over 175 Open Pollinated Non-GMO Seeds

Parsley, another edible plant, is used in the garden to repel asparagus beetles.

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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Santo Cilantro Slow Bolt, 200 Seed Count
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Seeds of Change Certified Organic Santo Cilantro Slow Bolt, 200 Seed Count

Cilantro is grown from coriander seeds. This herb is a favorite in my family and a must for Mexican culinary dishes. It is also said to help repel spider mites and aphids in the garden as well!

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Bonnie Plants Rosemary Live Edible Aromatic Herb Plant - 4 Pack | Perennial in Zones 8 To 10 | Great for Cooking & Grilling | Italian & Mediterranean Dishes, Vinegars & Oils, Breads
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Bonnie Plants Rosemary Live Edible Aromatic Herb Plant - 4 Pack | Perennial in Zones 8 To 10 | Great for Cooking & Grilling | Italian & Mediterranean Dishes, Vinegars & Oils, Breads

Rosemary is a plant that you want to have not only for cooking but for the garden as well. It is a great herb to repel roaches, cabbage loopers, carrot flies, slugs, and snails.

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100 Organic Fennel Florence Seeds Heirloom Non-gmo Fragrant Productive
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100 Organic Fennel Florence Seeds Heirloom Non-gmo Fragrant Productive

Plant fennel in the garden to repel aphids, snails and slugs.

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Sweet Yards Seed Co. Organic Catnip Seeds – Over 250 Open Pollinated Non-GMO Seeds
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Sweet Yards Seed Co. Organic Catnip Seeds – Over 250 Open Pollinated Non-GMO Seeds

The only downside to catnip, is that it can attract cats! But otherwise it's a very beneficial plant in that it repels ants, Japanese beetles, squash bugs, aphids, and cockroaches.

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Sow Right Seeds - Chives Seed for Planting - Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds with Full Instructions for Planting an Easy to Grow Kitchen Garden, Indoor or Outdoor; Great Gift
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Sow Right Seeds - Chives Seed for Planting - Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds with Full Instructions for Planting an Easy to Grow Kitchen Garden, Indoor or Outdoor; Great Gift

Don't chives have such pretty purple flowers? Not only are these herbs good to eat, but they are pretty and repel bugs! Chives are said to repel Japanese beetles, aphids, and carrot flies.

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Outsidepride Chrysanthemum Robinson's Plant Flower Seed Mix - 5000 Seeds
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Outsidepride Chrysanthemum Robinson's Plant Flower Seed Mix - 5000 Seeds

I absolutely love these flowers! They are so pretty! They also repel roaches, silverfish, lice, ants, beetles, and spider mites!

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Iekofo Seed house - 30 pcs Giant Ornamental (Allium giganteum) Seeds Exotic Flower Bulbs Seed Hardy Perennial
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Iekofo Seed house - 30 pcs Giant Ornamental (Allium giganteum) Seeds Exotic Flower Bulbs Seed Hardy Perennial

How beautiful are these flowers? And they are huge! Plant these unique flowers in your garden to repel slugs, worms, cabbage worms, carrot flies, and aphids.

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19 plants that repel bugs in the vegetable garden!

Do you include any of these plants in your garden? If so which are your favorites? 

If you don’t include these plants in your garden plan yet then you definitely should! Include as many as possible to make your garden a bug free zone!

Also if you are looking for more bug and pest repelling plants, then be sure to check out 13 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes, 9 Plants to Repel Flies, 9 Plants That Repel Snakes, and 7 Plants That Repel Spiders! Include those plants as well in your yard for a bug free paradise!

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