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Marigolds for Pest Control

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Marigolds are often used as companion plants in gardens because of their reputation for deterring certain garden pests. This is a guide about marigolds for pest control.


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May 30, 20171 found this helpful

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Marigold flowers have many effective natural pesticides that can be beneficial around your garden. This is a guide about using marigolds to control bugs on your tomato plants.


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April 15, 2016

Planting marigolds in your veggie garden can help repel pests. The smell from this flower in particular seems to mask the scent of the vegetables, keeping pests them from nibbling at your goods. This is a great, safe, natural way to keep your garden whole and organic.

Source: My wise gardener mother :)

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May 20, 20170 found this helpful

The large picture with the heading is a picture of gerbera daisies... May want to change that if you are talking about marigolds

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April 27, 2012

Now that I have chickens, I am going to plant tons of marigolds all in the garden and around the house. Marigolds are one flower that make snakes wander elsewhere. This flower is going to be the star of my garden. Even though I said on a post last year on Thrifyfun how much I hated marigolds, things change. They are going to be plentiful this year in my garden and around the hen house. Chickens can look attractive to snakes. I see that the flowers take four months to begin getting enough of their stuff into the soil to deter pests.


By Robyn from Tri-Cities, TN

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March 18, 20130 found this helpful

Around where I live, all the farmers get chickens and let them run around the yards to keep snakes at bay. The chickens wil peck at the snakes and chase them away; there are a few snakes that are exceptions, but most will not go where chickens are. I've gardened over 50 years and have never heard of marigolds keeping snakes away, only being used for insect control. I wonder if it has anything to do with the kind of snakes that live in your area? Or maybe the type of marigolds that are used? This is interesting.

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May 15, 2009

To keep Mayflies from zooming around your head and biting you, put a couple of marigolds in your hat. They don't like the smell. They will circle your head and leave.

By Betty from NC

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May 18, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea! And I have a flat of marigolds that will be blooming soon too, so this is perfect timing!

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May 20, 20050 found this helpful

Garden pests, especially aphids can't stand to be around marigolds, so I plant them around everything, especially carrots and strawberries. Marigolds spread so nicely on their own.

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