World Naked Gardening Day (Top 10) | The Naturist Page


WNGD 2018

It’s time to loose yourself in the natural environment by getting that garden started after the long and dreadful winter we had, had. Weather it’s fruits or vegetables, tulips or daffodils, — But did you know their are plants that ward off unwanted bugs in your clothing optional home, resort or campgrounds?

Here’s the top 10 plants you can consider this year, to optimize your Naturist environment.

1. Petunias

These bright-colored beauties are often planted to repel squash bugs, beetles and aphids. They need a sunny spot, so try them near your vegetable garden or in a window box.

 2. Basil

There’s an oil in basil that kills mosquito eggs. Plant basil in pots near gathering areas to ward off flies and mosquitoes, and to use in pesto!

3. Marigolds

These pretty, sun-loving plants are often used by farmers to keep pests at bay. They’ll help keep mosquitoes and aphids out of your yard.

4. Lavender

The same scent that ails our insomnia and makes our linens smell amazing is absolutely disgusting to flies, moths and mosquitoes. Plant it if you have a sunny garden, or keep a few bouquets around to ward off the pests.

 5. Rosemary

In addition to repelling mosquitoes, potent rosemary will help protect your vegetable plants from infestation.

6. Mint

This pleasant-smelling plant (along with its cousin lemon balm) helps repel biting insects. It’s best to plant mint in pots, because it will spread like crazy.

7. Catnip

Also a member of the mint family, catnip repels bugs thanks to its nepetalactone—the same property that attracts cats. Go figure!

8. Chrysanthemums

Pyrethrins, a compound that’s found in chrysanthemums and used in many commercial insect repellents, keeps mosquitoes, roaches, beetles, ticks and silverfish away.

9. Alliums

Chives, leeks, onions, garlic, scallions and shallots fall into this group. They grow tall with pretty purple, white or pink flowers and help protect other veggies (and your yard) against slugs, flies and worms, although they can attract moths. Be warned that, like garlic and onions, allium plants can be extremely toxic to dogs and cats.

10. Lemongrass

Citronella is the oil found in lemongrass (thus its slightly citrus-y scent). Lemongrass needs tons of sun, so most of us will have to enjoy it as an annual in the summer.

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4 thoughts on “World Naked Gardening Day (Top 10) | The Naturist Page

  1. Nice article on companion planting. This is the first I have seen since the 1960s, when the whole subject of environmentally appropriate technology suddenly stopped being covered by the mass media. I got my main education in this field from the UN Conference on Human Habitation (1976, Vancouver) and the follow-up non-credit courses by the University of British Columbia. Nice to see it is still alive “north of the line”.

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