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Monday, August 3, 2020

5 Edible Plants That Help to Naturally Repel Mosquitos in Texas

 

We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro where mosquitoes are a serious issue. Not only are mosquito bites uncomfortable, but they sometimes spread West Nile virus as well.  It isn't completely possible for us to fight nature since we live near a wooded area, but we are able to load our patio up with plants that help to keep some of the mosquitoes away.  Some of them are quite beautiful and some are even edible! For instance, I like to grow the peppermint and put leaves in water for a refreshing drink.

5 Edible Plants to Help Naturally Repel Mosquitoes in Texas

  1. Peppermint - This doubles as an edible plant and is also great in DIY beauty recipes. As I mentioned above, this is my favorite plant because I add the leaves to water for a fantastic drink.
  2. Basil - This edible plant and is great in summer when you grill outdoor pizzas.
  3. Lemon Balm - This plant is great for tea.
  4. Garlic - We have 101 recipes that use garlic, so this is a great one for our patio garden since it also helps to repel some of the mosquitoes.
  5. Rosemary - We love how quickly rosemary grows. My favorite use for it is to use it as a seasoning for grilled potatoes. We also like to mix it into pizza dough.

In addition to the edible plants above, you may also use Marigolds, Lavender, Catnip, and Citronella plants to help repel mosquitoes.   Obviously, they are not edible, but they do look pretty and help to keep some of the mosquitoes away.

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