Plant companion plants next to your tomato plants that will naturally deter bugs from residing on or near your beloved fruit. Plant asparagus, basil, beans, bee balm, borage, chives, garlic, mint, marigolds, anise, nasturtium, onion, parsley, peppers or petunias near your tomatoes to ward off unwanted visitors.
Three tips for lavender growth: 1. Blazing sunlight 6-8 hours per day. 2. Well-drained soil. More lavender dies from wet roots than any other cause. 3. Sweet soil (alkaline soil.) Crushed oyster shell is recommened.