How effective is basil as a companion plant for pest control? Would the benefits outweigh the ease of mono-cropping, such as being able to use cat's cradle trellis for tomatoes?

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See the herb section on this large table of companion plants.

Basil... is said to make tomatoes taste better

This other site seems to be more informative and lists the specific pests basil will deter.

Repels whiteflies, mosquitoes, spider mites, aphids, hornworms

  • Thanks tM! The resource you provided was quite specific and had useful tips.
    – Soo
    Apr 1, 2014 at 15:37

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