Cheery and bright Marigolds are always a welcome sight in any garden. Their warm-hued blooms bring a special allure and make your garden look interesting.
But did you know that Marigolds are just as beneficial as they are beautiful? Today, we’ll be talking about five reasons why your garden should always have Marigolds. Let’s get started!
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They Attract Pollinators
Marigolds are great for attracting and sustaining the population of bees in your garden. Bees and pollinators are attracted to yellow, so Marigolds are great for attracting them.
Go for single bloom varieties of marigold over double bloom. You should also pick organically-grown marigolds since these do not contain pesticides that may be bad for the bees and for your garden.
They Protect Tomatoes From Pests
Marigolds and tomatoes are a match made in heaven. These golden blooms help repel pests like nematodes, slugs, and tomato hornworms.
French Marigolds especially are great for protecting tomatoes. Their roots produce toxic chemicals that kill nematodes. Moreover, the pungent smell of Marigolds also help keep pests at bay.
They’re An Excellent Companion Plant
Marigolds are also excellent companion plants for a lot of edible plants. They’re great when paired with bush beans, potatoes, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, squash, eggplant, roses, strawberry, and kale.
You can plant them as borders around flower beds as well. Marigolds help mask the scent of other plants in your garden which keeps them safe from pests.
Moreover, the chemical present in the roots of Marigolds also inhibit the growth of unwanted weeds.
They Add a Splash of Color to Your Garden
Apart from being a useful pest and weed repellent, Marigolds also add a gorgeous pop of color to your garden.
They come in a wide variety of color s including golden, orange, white, red, and yellow. They add warmth and a touch of whimsy especially in vegetable gardens that can be one-dimensional in terms of color.
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They’re Easy To Care For
One of the best things about Marigolds is that they are low maintenance. They are fairly easy to care for and they can grow for several seasons.
Not only that but they’re also a hardy species that can tolerate drought and frost. They can also grow in practically any soil condition. You only need to sow seeds 1/8 inches deep, cover lightly with soil, and keep them moist.
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