Tired of insects devouring the fruits—and vegetables—of your labor? Try planting these natural repellents in your garden.

Ant: mint, pennyroyal

Aphid: mint, garlic, chives, coriander, anise

Colorado Potato Bug: green beans, coriander, nasturtium

Japanese Beetle: garlic, larkspur, rue, geranium

Tomato Hornworm: marigolds, sage, borage

Slug: prostrate rosemary, wormwood

Story by Alison Sherbach. This article originally appeared in Plenty in June 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in June 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.