Companion Planting With The Marigold

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The benefits of marigolds when growing make them an exceptional choice for companion planting. Companion planting allows the benefits of a growing plant to be utilized by a plant and all of its neighbors. By placing marigolds near the plants that will benefit the most, the entire garden becomes more productive.

The roots of marigold plants exude a substance that effectively prevents and kills soil nematode populations. The substance from the roots of marigolds is highly effective at preventing nematode populations, but is a far safer alternative to chemical treatments.

Marigolds are an ideal companion for squashes, cucumbers, eggplants, and melons because they deter the beetles that feed on them. These are merely suggestions for where and what might benefit from marigolds. We hope you find many uses for your marigolds both after they are grown, and most especially while they are growing.

When placed correctly marigolds can offer many benefits to the plants around them. Very tender herbs can be stunted by the strength of the marigolds chemical excretions. These will prey on both marigolds and surrounding plants.

Marigolds are also known to repel other types of garden pests. Whiteflies are a tomato pest, so when marigolds are planted in the vicinity, whiteflies will avoid both. Mexican marigolds are considered the strongest at repelling pests.

By placing marigolds near the plants that will benefit the most, the entire garden becomes more productive.

Whiteflies are a tomato pest, so when marigolds are planted in the vicinity, whiteflies will avoid both. When placed correctly marigolds can offer many benefits to the plants around them.

Planting marigolds near heavily affected crops allows the hoverfly population to keep aphids in check naturally without the use of insecticides.

Ancient Greeks used marigolds for their strong coloring ability to create makeup, and dye for both food and clothing. In addition, marigolds have been and in fact still are used for many medicinal purposes. These are just a few of the many benefits of fully grown marigolds, but marigolds actually have benefits from the time they begin to root.

The marigold also offers a fairly inclusive habitat for aphidophagus hoverflies. Preventing them from overtaking crops is an often expensive and constant battle for some farmers. Planting marigolds near heavily affected crops allows the hoverfly population to keep aphids in check naturally without the use of insecticides.

These are just a few of the many benefits of fully grown marigolds, but marigolds actually have benefits from the time they begin to root.