Return to the Seed Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

getting rid of nematodes

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 08 at 13:17

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

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: getting rid of nematodes

Hi 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

RE: getting rid of nematodes

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

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.

Return to the Seed Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here