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How can I keep pests off of my tomato plants?

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  1. Shelley Sparks wrote on :

    To support the good health and deter bugs from tomatoes you can use companion planting. Companion Chives, Onions and Garlic deter bugs from Tomatoes we think because of the odor. Borage deters hornworms. Marigolds deter nematodes and other bugs. When marigolds have gone past, chop them up and till them into the soil. Nasturtiums deter whitefly and aphids. Basil adds both flavor and strength to both plants. If you plant asparagus near tomatoes, it will help the Tomato will repel the asparagus beetle

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  2. atb4675 wrote on :

    First, I would buy tomato plants that are disease and pest resistant- it should be labeled on the tag. A vegetable dust that works for tomatoes is good for the hornworms as well as picking them off. For cutworms try putting a collar around the base of the stem- something like a small can- make sure it protects several inches of the stem and press the can firmly into the ground. Once the stem thickens with growth the cutworms aren’t as much of a problem. Horticultural oils have worked successfully on white flies.
    Hope this helps.

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