Quote:Okay. What I was meaning by choosing varieties for specific purpose, is like for intense squash, I have been spending most of my garden time killing squash bugs, I don't like using chemicals so I am going to implement companion planting of (radish, petunias, and nastursiums), and along w/ that choose varieties that are reported as being less attractive to the squash bugs, and also choose varieties that go from seed to fruit quicker (so I can get fruit before the major squash bug infestation hits or plant later in the year and still get a harvest) and are open pollinated (for saving seed). Oh and are drought tolerent (b/c I think next year is going to be a repeat of this year) This is all experimental for me just from info I have found while researching my specific problems, and maybe it is all hoooeeey, but the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing expecting different results, so if I'm not happy w/ the results of this year's garden then what's it hurt to try something different? have you considered mixing herbs with the planting? there are a large number of herbs that bugs flat do not like... My Great Grandmother always kept Mint and a few other things planted by windows and door openings to rid the area of flies and other pests. It is also good in tea.. I know certian types of Tyme and basil deter bugs as well.