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Aug 27, 2013 7:31 AM CST
|Please can you make clear which "marigold" is the ant deterrent - Calendula (Pot Marigold) or Tagetes (French or African Marigold)?|
Aug 27, 2013 8:17 AM CST
|June - I would.. but a quick Google doesn't really tell which variety! I just use the ones that are the cheapo $0.20 seed packets. I'll keep watch next spring to see exactly which seeds these are. I know they look like this:|
so I'm guessing these are the Tagetes variety. I've grown those & these as deterrents:
And it looks like marigolds are deer deterrents, too!
Funny thing about this idea is that, when it popped up on my screen this morning, I was thinking, wow, what a great idea! Wish I'd thought of it.. forgot that I had!!!
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Aug 27, 2013 12:43 PM CST
|Thanks, Toni. I have not been growing the Tagetes marigolds, so I will buy some next spring when they are in the garden centers. The Calendulas I grow are really easy from seed - I just throw the seeds onto the ground and rake them in - and they keep on flowering past the first frost (into mid-November, some years). And they self-seed! I have not seen any deer or rabbit damage, either.|
Aug 31, 2013 4:44 AM CST
|Marigolds will also spiders. Like,the deer idea lost several Daylilies because of deer.|
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Aug 31, 2013 11:07 AM CST
|Sounds like a "pretty" good idea - worth a try, for sure!|