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The Popular Vegetable You'll Want To Plant Next To Your Roses
Garlic is known for its many health benefits and delicious flavor when eaten, but it turns out that it also makes an excellent neighbor when planted next to roses.
Garlic’s smell is known to deter aphids, one of roses' most dangerous pests. In addition, the smell will keep deer, rabbits, and other notorious nibblers from getting too close.
As it grows, garlic creates sulfur-heavy byproducts that nourish the soil and prevent deadly diseases like black spot, resulting in larger, stronger, and more fragrant roses.
In addition, sulfur lowers the pH of the soil, making it more acidic. Roses thrive in acidic soil, so garlic works to improve the mineral composition of the soil.