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Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden? Yes and Here's Why!

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We’re trying something new this year: planting marigolds in the vegetable garden. I’ve read about the benefits of marigolds in several gardening books, and am hopeful our little experiment works!
  • marigolds in the vegetable garden yes and here s why, flowers, gardening
Marigolds help to repel bugs, especially mosquitoes and gnats.
  • marigolds in the vegetable garden yes and here s why, flowers, gardening
Marigolds can keep pesky rabbits out of your garden.
Marigolds will keep moles out of your garden, as they dislike the taste of the roots.
  • marigolds in the vegetable garden yes and here s why, flowers, gardening
Marigolds draw beneficial insects (bees, etc.) into the garden to pollinate the vegetable flowers.
Marigolds draw beneficial insects that will eat up some of the bad bugs you don’t want on your vegetables.
Marigolds won’t crowd your veggies as they grow. Marigolds are good neighbors.
  • marigolds in the vegetable garden yes and here s why, flowers, gardening
One note of caution: Marigolds attract spider mites. We don’t like to use any chemicals on or around our veggies, so any treatment has to be natural and organic. Simply taking a hose to the marigolds will knock the spider mites off, no problem.

To see more: http://www.livecreativelyinspired.com/marigolds-in-the-vegetable-garden-yes/

Got a question about this project?

  • ConcordCottage.com with Lisa Walsh Huff Kroll

    Wow love the pops of color and I learned something about Marigolds too. Love it. Laura are you going to Haven? if so I'll say hi.

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ

      @ConcordCottage.com with Lisa Walsh Huff Kroll I didn't make it to Haven this year, but hopefully will meet you at the next one! :)

  • Linda Thomson
    Linda Thomson Fayetteville, NC

    Great info! I planted marigolds in the garden this year, too. I guess we'll both see how it goes. :)

  • Sharon Catania

    I plant marigolds every summer in my raised beds. They add beauty to your beds, as well.

  • Tina Ari
    Tina Ari Lincolnton, NC

    My grandmother always planted marigolds, and I remember helping her "harvest" the seed pods and saving them in a paper bag in the winter and then planting them in spring! Great memory, and now I know the reasoning behind her planting them near her

  • Jolene
    Jolene Canada

    A cheap easy way to keep away spider nights is cedar wood just a little block in every corner and they won't come near

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