Good Companian Plants to Deter Bean Beetles

Nasty beetles eating everything. by Jason Riedy

A reader asked which plants would be good companion plants to grow with her beans to deter bean beetles.

TheGardenLady would plant a variety of plants that deter bean beetles, if you have the room in your garden. Then you can hope that at least one will work.

Sage is a good companion plant for beans and it also has insect-repelling properties, especially against beetles. Sage is a strong aromatic–it may be this that repels some insects.

Plant rosemary where you will put your beans next season as this is also an effective beetle deterrent. Summer savory repels beetles, I am not sure which kinds, and encourages good growth and good flavor.

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