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Any way to discourage insects from eating my arugula? is there anything I can plant nearby to dissuade them?

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Any way to discourage insects from eating my arugula? is there anything I can plant nearby to dissuade them?

phoenikia | May 23, 2010 11:18 AM

I've planted arugula in my garden for the last 5 years, and in the past, no insects or furry animals have been interested in eating it. This year, some insects have been eating it. Out of my two rows of arugula, the leaves were so flea-bitten that none of it looked fit for human consumption, since less than one square inch on most leaves was left unbitten. I ended up cutting it down, and composted what looked like roughly a bushel of arugula!

It looks like a similar insect is eating my turnip tops, but for some reason, my lil gem romaine lettuce are being left alone.

Hopefully these insects will move on, but it case they don't, does anyone have a earthfriendly way to encourage to leave my arugula and other greens alone?

Thanks for any comments or advice you might have!

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