Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage

25 thoughts on “Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage”

      1. I’ve read that pennies on the boarder (works great for raised beds) can keep slugs and some other crawlers at bay. 🙂


  1. I live in South Australia, and over the past 3 years have found that planting onion and garlic in each bed definitely protects the other veggies. I plant them in my strawberry patch, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, and sprouting broccoli, As well as lovely fresh healthy veggies, I get lots of lovely onions and garlic. This year I will be also interspersing Leeks. I dont think they will be as effective especially if it was by themselves, but as an addition to garlic and onions – I hope it will be a useful addition. Good luck everyone – isn’t gardening so exciting!!!!

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  2. I planted marigolds with my tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash and didn’t have any bug issues this summer. They were close enough to the green beans to help some there as well. Had onions near my brussel sprouts but still had issues. Wonder if marigolds would help that too?


    1. I also plant marigolds they are really helpful mine came up pretty late this year but they still helped I think 🤔 the onions really work with my cabbage lettuce and spinach the woodchuck ate my Brussel sprouts 😳


  3. Wow!! What a great hack? I never knew onions can help in controlling bugs that destroy my vegetables. I will definitely try this on my backyard garden. Thank you for sharing.


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