Hi! I need help getting nematodes out of my garden! I know that I can put clear plastic down for a few months in the summer and that will kill them, but I'm ready to plant now!! Are there any plants that deter them? Thanks!! Maggie
I found this from the link below.
Treatment: Marigolds or Alliums as underplanting are said to repel nematodes. Nematodes can be dealt with by planting nematode-free plants into parts of the garden where nematodes haven't been a problem previously.
There are good and bad nematodes. Many of them are beneficial to your soil and limit damage caused by other garden pests by feeding on them. Non-beneficial nematodes are only a problem in specific areas and climates.
Here is a link that might be useful: Other Invertebrate Pests
Thanks! I knew about the marigolds, but not the allium family! I will be rotating my crops this year, so I'll see how it works! Also my hubby is putting in 1 or 2 raised beds with potting soil, so I know they won't be in there!! Maggie