Marigolds are such bright cheery abundant flowers, perfect for today’s Flower a Day. Most of mine were planted in the beds with my vegetables as they are such excellent deterrents of pests that attack our plants. They are even defined as good companion plants, enhancing the growth of basil, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, potatoes and squash. I certainly got a good crop of potatoes, and broccoli, perhaps due to this influence. They are also supposed to deter beetles in melons. I guess that doesn’t apply to squash beetles as they annihilated my squashes last year, despite having plenty of marigolds nearby. Things get a bit confusing when it comes to companion plants because beans and cabbage are listed as bad ones for marigolds, despite marigolds being listed as good companions for cabbage…. Our own good companions are much easier to define, as they bring us happiness and love and enhance our better qualities. I treasure all of our friends who fill that role!
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