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.

Natural repellents for your garden
Natural repellents can prevent insects from devouring your fruits and vegetables.