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Bothered By Bugs? Try These Pest-Resistant Plants

For whatever cosmic reasons, some gardens are just more plagued by pests than others. It can be deeply frustrating to see your progress devoured overnight while simultaneously having no recourse for a harvest lost to hungry insects. While companion planting can help, it can also be worthwhile to invest in plants that aren’t susceptible to pests.

Below, we’ve put together a list of our favorite plants that simply aren’t that tempting to marauding garden thieves. (Of course, no plant is completely pest resistant– if only!– but these plants are by and large impervious to most and usually have only one or two predators.) When purchasing, see if there any varieties that are specifically bred to be pest-resistant (a lot of modern cultivars are). Until then, check out our info graphic of pest-resistant plants.

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Hover your cursor over the numbers below for more information on lemon balm, rosemary, lemongrass, artemisia, chives, tansy, and dill.

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