Originally Posted by tdw
Someone should tell that to the Wombet's bugs. Man oh man, she gets a quite spectacular crop of wee green caterpillers who just lurve her basil.
Never had them my friend, but I think there are other bugs that like basil too. I think some weevils may even not care. We saw a drop it fruit flies around our stuff a d we got ants in every flowering pot but basil. Maybe just luck?
Another plant is merrigolds which is supposed to keep critters and bugs out. Always wondered about that too. My I laws and many others who plant large gardens in the country circle them with merrigolds. Old farmers trick I guess???
We have never had a problem with basil or rosemary. Love both fresh too!