How To Plant Marigolds In Amongst The Vegetables As A Companion Plant
Plant marigolds in between the veggies for eco-friendly pest control
Marigolds are used as a companion plant in the vegetable garden to lure pests away from the vegetables and also to attract insects which will predate the pests.
You will need:
- marigold plants
- controlled-release fertiliser
Plant in between rows of vegetables to lure the pests away from eating the vegetables; planted alongside carrots the smell disguises the smell of the carrots and deters carrot root fly.
Fork in a little controlled-release fertiliser.
Plant 10cm (4”) apart.
Water in well.
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