Has anyone had any luck getting rid of the rotten Colorado potato
beetle by planting Dead Nettle? I have read that planting dead Nettle
will help and was wondering if anyone has tried this. So far I've been
picking the bugs and eggs off (a kind of disgusting chore) but was
considering inter-planting dead nettle as a remedy.
It's very hard to hate bugs and pesticides all at the same time.
We've got lots of dead nettle (lamium) planted in our shade
gardens. But it's a perennial and will slowly spread over your
entire garden. A pretty plant with a long blooming period, but
it seems a shame to plant it every year and then rip it up.
I have no idea if it repels any insects - I've never seen any
reference that says it does.
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