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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


My husband planted marigolds in our backyard traditional garden this year as a natural pest control. We've tried this a couple times before but never gotten to them to grow very well from seed. This year they did awesome! I've never seen marigolds this huge before. It's so fun!

As you can see, they're several inches taller than my 16-month-old. With any luck, they'll seed themselves throughout the garden plot for next year.

In the gardening book, Just the Facts (p. 33), it states that marigolds are "The workhorse of the pest deterrents. Plant throughout garden to discourage Mexican bean beetles, nematodes, and other insects."

They're so pretty, too! Why wouldn't everyone want them scattered throughout their gardens?

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