Tuesday, April 5
Marigolds are said to mother vegetable plants by keeping destructive bugs away. They are also said to keep aphids away from many types of plants. They are easy to grow from seed.
Try planting a marigold garden around other plants you're worried you might lose to insects during the gardening season. You may have successfully insect proofed them. And, if not, you've got yourself a peppy little garden flower for the rest of the year. If there are no mosquitoes in your yard and you'd like to step beyond the traditional marigold, try the wildflower marsh marigold. Look for it in our online plant nursery.