Brassicas plants stand out because chamomile specifically deters the pests that go after these vegetables through its strong aromatic oils. Plants in the Brassicas family include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and bok choy.
Cucumbers are also benefited from chamomile’s ability to attract beneficial predatory insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, and hoverflies. Cucumbers are susceptible to aphids – the main prey of lacewings and ladybugs.
A traditional method for preventing fungal diseases in fruit trees is to plant chamomile around them. This is especially true for apple trees and peach trees, where it’s said farmers would plant chamomile around their base.