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Does nasturtium keep bugs away?

Repel whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, many beetles and cabbage loopers. Nasturtiums release an airborne chemical that repels predacious insects, protecting not just the nasturtium but other plants in the grouping.

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Herein, what insects do nasturtiums repel?

Nasturtium repels whiteflies, squash bugs, aphids, several beetles, and cabbage loopers. This one will help other plants in your garden, too.

Furthermore, what is nasturtium good for? Both the leaves and petals of the nasturtium plant are packed with nutrition, containing high levels of vitamin C. It has the ability to improve the immune system, tackling sore throats, coughs, and colds, as well as bacterial and fungal infections.

Likewise, what's eating my nasturtium leaves?

Sap-sucking insects such as whiteflies and aphids often feed on nasturtiums. Whiteflies are tiny wax-covered pests with white wings and yellowish bodies. They feed on the undersides of nasturtium leaves, creating yellow spots and occasionally killing the foliage. Aphids are tiny insects with soft bodies.

How do you get rid of black bugs on nasturtiums?

Spraying your nasturtiums with insecticidal soap, horticultural oil or even a sharp stream of water from the hose will remove a food source for beneficial insects and may actually harm the good insects themselves, reducing future populations and encouraging subsequent pest outbreaks.

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