Jul 27, 2018
So sorry these episodes are late my friends!
The humble marigold is often the favorite flower of vegetable gardeners, and there’s great reason: marigolds help to keep many different pests at bay. They flower near-continually from late spring through the fall as long as you remove spent blooms. And they’re pretty.
But how do marigolds create that pest-eliminating environment? Are there plants that you shouldn’t grow around marigolds, and if so, which ones? And is there a right way to grow marigolds?
Let’s explore this fascinating species of flower in depth and go over everything you need to know to grow them properly!
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