Feverfew as insect repellent!
There are numerous ‘weeds’ that crop up in our gardens every spring and summer. Many are not weeds at all (well, none are weeds, some are simply invasive species of plant we don’t know how to use and they grow so quickly that they take over the garden!).
However, one my favorite ‘weeds’ is Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium
For centuries, it has been used for headaches, migraines, even for reducing fevers, but the easiest use is to keep mosquitos away from your house or cottage! Modern Reference Reseach here
It grows readily everywhere and anywhere. Requires very little care – meaning none. So make sure you add it to your gardens somewhere. Cut a few stems when bugs are really bad and hang around the back door and cottage windows or screens. It also smells quite pleasant.
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