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    Plants That Help Keep the Bugs Away

    by Laura Reynolds
    With all the garden pests that chomp on leaves, stems and roots, it's nice that some plants fight back. They produce essential oils that make their parts offensive to insect predators. For example, you might want to plant a patch of catnip (Nepeta cataria) even if you haven't got a cat or herbs when...

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