Beneficial attractive plants
I know I don't do the whole "companion" thing that much due to space, water issues, and laziness. So, can somebody give me a list of some no-brainers to plant which might control the pests that plague the crops I grow? Maybe in a small area off to the side yard(maybe in a partially shaded 4'X4' area) or in small pots that can be moved around.
Pests that I notice: Aphids, whiteflies, hornworms, cabbage worms(loopers), earwigs, slugs, grasshoppers, leafminers, and I'm sure many others like mites that I just can't(too small to see) or don't see doing damage.
Preferences are drought tolerance and perennial, but not necessarily mandatory..