12. Use spices to shield your vegetable garden
For centuries, gardeners have used companion planting to repel insect pests. Aromatic plants such as basil, tansy, marigolds, and sage are all reputed to send a signal to bugs to go elsewhere, so try planting some near your prized vegetables. Mint, thyme, dill, and sage are old-time favourites near cabbage family plants (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers, and brussels sprouts) for their supposed ability to fend off cabbage moths. Best of all, you can eat the savoury herbs!