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Plant Marigolds To Deter Insects

By Boopaints
February 1, 2012

Plant marigolds in your garden- they are wonderful companion plants and will help deter undesirable insects.

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LindaTX8
Jan 31, 2012 6:54 PM CST
Good idea...makes me want to get some, but I'll have to wait until it's closer to spring!
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Boopaints
Jan 31, 2012 10:45 PM CST
ME TOO!
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SongofJoy
Feb 1, 2012 5:08 AM CST
Yes. I always grow a few in pots that I can move around to different locations as the garden changes. Marigolds are great! They are tough enough to take the blazing sun and high humidity here when summer is in full swing.








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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 1, 2012 3:27 PM CST
And marigolds are easy to grow from seed. They really do deter pesky bugs but will attract butterflies like crazy. Thumbs up

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Well, you get the idea!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Feb 1, 2012 6:05 PM CST
Chirstine, beautiful images!
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LindaTX8
Feb 1, 2012 9:08 PM CST
Pretty butterflies!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 2, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Thank you Becky and Linda. Every butterfly that stopped by landed on the marigolds. It was a bonus; since I grew them as companion plants in my garden.
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Chillybean
Aug 19, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Are there certain type of insects they repel? I still had quite a few holes in my cabbage even with marigolds planted around them. Maybe it's a certain type of marigold? We picked up yellow and orange varieties. I am not giving up, but maybe need to do something differently.

Thank you for any suggestions.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 19, 2015 2:39 PM CST
French Marigolds and Mexican Marigolds have some beneficial effects. But don't expect them to totally keep insect pests away! They're really not that good, just useful as one tool among many other things you can do.
http://eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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