My son’s sandbox is near the patio. Our patio is also where the grill lives. Thus, during the summer, we spend a lot of time on the . . . patio! Right!
So, what better spot to put the mosquito plant (Pelargonium crsipum) I purchased at the local nursery?
When I asked where to find the mosquito plants, the woman politely corrected me and showed me to the citronella plants. I chose one that already had a petite pink flower in bloom.
At home, my son “helped” me put the plant in a container with some potting soil and homemade compost. We watered it and gave it a home on the ever-so-popular patio. Here’s hoping we have fewer bugs to swat and more fun in the sun!
What natural remedies do you use to keep the bugs at bay?
Sarah, our Senior Associate Editor, joined The Old Farmer's Almanac in 2003. If not outside with her husband and son enjoying a kayak trip down the Saco River or skiing in the White Mountains, you'll find her baking sweet treats in the kitchen.