Strawberries Love…. Spinach – contains the compounds known as saponins, which repel pests Spring Onions – strong smell repels pests Chives – strong smell deters pests. Chives add potassium and calcium to the soil through their chopped-and-dropped leaves. Basil – wards off aphids and mites. Thyme – deters worms. Catnip –┬ádiscourages insects as aphids and cabbage loopers — both enemies of the strawberry. Yarrow – attracts pollinators Comphrey – conditions the soil. Leaves can be used to mulch and feed…