Planting marigolds with outside plants


#1

Has anyone done this and found it beneficial?
There are all sorts of claims that the repel aphids
Thrips , white flies ,rabbits etc. I am going to give it a try For such a small investment I figure it can’t hurt


#2

Marigolds are a great companion plant
I also planted mint in with my cannabis plants as it also repels all kinds of bugs too


#3

I also started marigolds in my green house when it was pretty cold out and they didn’t make it
But they are great lil flowers and some are edible


#4

Thanks for the mint idea, I will look into planting it, willing to try anything to keep the chemicals off and the bugs away! I added a large lavender plant to the corner of my garden supposedly it helps repel the flying kinds of insects


#5

It does my lavender, I put a couple bugs on it and they ran from it , real trip.
I also went the same direction as you I did research on everything that repells aphids
I planted cat nip as it repells all kinds of jerks
Though my cilantro and dill , which were supposed to be serious aphid repellents did nothing but attract them to my garden
Nothing came near the catnip , a couple aphids gave the mint a try but it killed em and my basil was the gnarliest bug repellent of them all


#6

I also planted camomile, it is not growing so well in this desert heat but no bugs even grow near it