Want more vegetables, more pollinators and fewer pests in your garden? Then you need to grow companion flowers! Marigolds are one of the very best companion plants. Their cheerful colours are just the start of the long list of reasons to grow them and you can start by sowing them right now!
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19 Replies to “The Ultimate Companion Flower!”
Super easy to save seed. Tie a string around favorite flower and take the seeds before they are lost.
They can also be used to make gloves for doing the dish washing
These flowers attract too much caterpillars.This is what i hate about it.
Even if I grew nothing at all, your main videos, full of enthusiasm & fantastic advice brighten my day. Thank you ✌️❤️????
Will they deter whitefly from kale?
marigolds, a garden performs poorly without them.
thanks for sharing
Yes Sir! Couldn't agree with you more! I always buy a little at my local garden center early in the season so I already have some in bloom to help deter pests early on in the season then add in my own home grown ones that haven't bloomed yet a little later on. I also direct seed some too in random spots that have extra space and dig them up to be transplanted wherever needed. I companion plant them with ALL of my edibles.
I bought seeds for two types of marigolds this year – white Kilimanjaro and Sugar and spice marigold. I can't wait to see how do they look like in my mini garden ????
Snails and slugs will love you for marigolds…????
I love marigolds. They are good flowers to grow in the garden ????????
Such useful information. Thank you. ????
Can’t get my seeds to germinate , Arrgg!
What's the best time to sow marigolds ?ln order to have flowers in early summer.
Deadhead them regularly and they will bloom over and over.
Also they distroy pest and some weeds such as mares tails… The Incas grew them to keep the soil clean for growing potatoes… Fabulous plants
Hi Ben, I plan on growing the tall kind this year. I like the normal flowers better then the pompom ones and they are better for the bees. What kind are you growing this year?
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