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I’ve never been a big fan of marigolds.  I think they smell kind of funny, and I don’t really care for the color yellow.  However, marigolds will always have a place in my garden.  These amazing little flowers repel a  slew of bugs that can harm your vegetable and fruit crops, such as aphids, root nematodes, and squash beetles.  They also attract several varieties of insects that are helpful to gardens.  Since pest control is one the hardest aspects of organic gardening, I truly appreciate all the hard work that the marigolds do, and for that, they are a beautiful addition to my vegetable patch, despite their yellow hue.

For a list of additional plants that help your garden thrive, visit this site.


  1. Lisa Sivley

    I too am not fond of the marigold’s scent… I have yet to start any ambitious growing. I am trying to green up my thumb. My goal is to not kill any/all indoor or outdoor plants this year. So far so good. If I can master houseplants then I can graduate to edibles… here’s hoping your garden flourishes. I have no doubt that it will.

  2. lauriehudgins@gmail.com

    I have those same feelings towards marigolds. Don’t like ‘em, but they do a darned good job!

  3. Kelly

    I can’t plant.

    Can’t cook.

    Can’t clean.

    Failure as a wife and mother really.

  4. Deborah at Coco Bonbons

    Thank you for the tip! We are going to have a garden this summer…and we need to plant like NOW…I will add Marigolds to the list!

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