Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium
How to protect your seeds from birds & to deter ants naturally
Fed up with birds eating all your tiny vegetable seeds before they have had a chance to germinate? Want to deter ants but don't want to kill them? Here are some useful herbal solutions.
Birds do not like wormwood, Artemisia absinthium. So before planting, mix your seeds with wormwood powder - this will protect the seeds from birds, but also from mice and rats.
If you don't like anthills in your garden, you don't need to kill the ants, just put fresh chervil leaves (Anthriscus cerefolium), sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) or any lavender leaves into the anthill. The ants will leave.