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    Default Marigolds in Vegetable Gardens

    Years ago an elderly couple told me to plant marigolds around my vegetable garden. They supposedly kept bugs and tiny critters out of the garden. Marigold foliage is bitter so small animals don't like it. I planted a row all the way around my garden and had no problem with bugs on my veggies or little animal like rabbits munching on them. A row of dill also works. It is worth a try so you don't have to use chemicals like bug spray. It worked for my garden.

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    Default Re: Marigolds in Vegetable Gardens

    very good tip. i grow in containers(5 gallon buckets) and companion gardening is very good.

    i use to put with my tomato plants marigolds,parsley and other herbs. marigolds attract the right kind of bugs and keep the ones away that are not good for tomatoes

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    That is great that it worked for you, however, when we tried it it didn't work for us. We had rabbits sleeping in our Marigolds. That is where they put their nests--didn't stop them from eating the garden veggies, that was their midnight snack. I guess it depends on the rabbits. Thanks; Virginia

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    Sorry it didn't work for you.

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    Default Re: Marigolds in Vegetable Gardens

    It's worth a shot. Something kept eating my beans last year!

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    I remember when my Father did gardening he always planted marigolds in the garden for the same reasons (he would plant several bunches of marigolds Thur out his garden) he believed strongly in this. Had a pretty garden too.
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    We try all kinds of things but have yet to find anything that works for us. Even fences don't seem to keep the rabbits out around here. Thanks; Virginia

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    I always plant marigolds in my veggie garden. I have only had one problem with a bunny nibbling on a head of cabbage...I just left the cabbage there for it to nibble and it didn't bother anything else Happy bunny and happy gardener

 

 
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