Marigolds in the vegetable garden is a companion plant to bush beans, potatoes, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, squash, eggplant and kale. Again the French Marigold is the best bet but the Mexican Marigold and be extremely helpful too. The marigolds will help these veggies deter beetles, slugs leaf hoppers, bean beetles and the dreaded horn worms.
Underground Companion Planting With Marigolds
Why plant Marigolds
Growing and maintaing marigolds in borders and containers
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you landscape marigolds?
Dig holes in slopes or rocky areas and fill with a garden soil. Tuck in marigold seedlings and mulch heavily with organic mulch to create a splash of color in areas where other flowers cannot be grown.
Where should marigolds be placed in the garden?
Choosing and Preparing a Planting Site
- Marigolds thrive in full sunshine and can often withstand very hot summers. ...
- If planted in shade and cool, moist areas, marigolds are prone to powdery mildew and won't bloom well.
- Though they grow in almost any soil, marigolds do best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Can you plant marigolds in the ground?
Sow marigold seed directly in the ground and cover with a thin layer of soil (about 1/8 inch deep). Water thoroughly. Thin to 8-18 inches apart after seedlings have sprouted. Marigolds can also be started early indoors under grow lights for transplanting outdoors about six to eight weeks before the last frost date.
Do marigolds spread?
Do marigolds spread? Marigolds are rapidly growing plants and most varieties are self-seeding, which means they will drop seeds and spread throughout your yard or garden. Limit the ability to self-seed by deadheading before blooms go to seed.
What to plant as a marigold plant companion?
When planting flowers and foliage plants as marigold plant companions, select those that share the same growing conditions. Marigolds are drought-tolerant plants that thrive in sunny, hot weather.
What kind of soil does a marigold plant need?
When planting flowers and foliage plants as marigold plant companions, select those that share the same growing conditions. Marigolds are drought-tolerant plants that thrive in sunny, hot weather. They aren’t fussy about soil type, but well-drained soil is an absolute must.
Why are there marigolds in my vegetable garden?
This plant doesn’t have that overwhelming marigold scent but has a light, citrusy smell. For generations, many vegetable gardeners have planted marigolds in their vegetable patches to repel pests.
What kind of flowers can I plant in companion garden?
Used in many culinary and medicinal recipes, the calendula is a good plant to grow in the herb garden. There are many flowers that can be planted in companion with vegetables to improve crops, not just marigolds. For much more information click here to go to companion planting flowers.