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February 6, 2010 12:00 AM

Does companion planting work?

Planting certain combinations of plants together is sometimes touted as a natural way to repel insects. For example, worms are supposed to turn up their nose at catnip, so planting catnip alongside cabbage is supposed to protect the cabbage from worms. But studies are showing that it doesn't work, Ward Upham of K-State says.

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