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The Two Garden Herbs You Should Plant Together For Pest Control
In addition to making a delicious contribution to your herb collection, dill and cilantro attract good insects that help pollinate the garden and deter common garden pests.
Beneficial insects like lacewing flies and ladybugs feast on pests such as aphids or whiteflies and their eggs, keeping them out of the garden without harming any humans or pets.
The herb duo also attracts wasps, which, despite their bad reputation, mostly don’t sting. Instead, they too can safely benefit your garden by chasing away harmful pests.
These insects are also powerful pollinators. Since chemical pesticides kill both helpful and harmful critters, growing these herbs together ensures you get the best of both worlds.