Marigolds - Why should you plant them in your garden


Marigolds are very beautiful flowers. They are the most cheerful & easiest to grow than any other annual. These flowers are bring a wealthy look of  gold, copper and brass to our gardens. The flower´s popularity is probably because of their ability to bloom all  summer long. 

Marigolds are very helpful to your gardens. Many Gardeners claim  that marigolds control pests. Scientists research indicates that Marigold plant roots produce toxic chemicals that kill nematodes, also other harmful nematodes that feed on other plant roots. When it comes to Marigolds for pest control, French or African Marigolds have proven to be the most effective. Plow the Marigold flowers into the soil at the end of the growing season to provide even more control over Nematodes.

Marigold companion planting enhances the growth of basil, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplants, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and Tomatoes. Marigold is also a very good companion plant to melons, it deters beetles. Beans and Cabbage are known as bad companion plants for Marigold.


A small research article by  Laasya Kakumanu ,4 th Grader , Mason ,Ohio 


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