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Post  s1rGr1nG0 on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 10:09

This year, along with our SFG, we are going to plant some tomatoes in food grade 5 gallon buckets as well. I was reading up on container gardening and it was mentioned to plant Marigolds in with the tomatoes in order to keep bugs away. I was unaware that Marigolds were a deterrent. Anyone know what bugs the Marigolds keep away? Sounds like a good, natural way to limit some pests.
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Post  cheyannarach on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 10:49

I plant Marigolds throughout my garden and the only bug problem I have with my tomatoes is flea beetles!  We also have much fewer bugs in the North though.
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Post  camprn on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 11:02

@s1rGr1nG0 wrote:This year, along with our SFG, we are going to plant some tomatoes in food grade 5 gallon buckets as well. I was reading up on container gardening and it was mentioned to plant Marigolds in with the tomatoes in order to keep bugs away. I was unaware that Marigolds were a deterrent. Anyone know what bugs the Marigolds keep away? Sounds like a good, natural way to limit some pests.
I think there is not as much truth to this as some would like to believe.
Regarding companion planting, there are reasons to plant in such a way,
1) repellent plants
2) trap Plants
3) beneficial plants

... in any case it doesn't always work and is never the silver bullet that some folks make it out to be.

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Post  cheyannarach on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 11:07

I agree with Camprn!!  That's why I pointed out I'm in the North (the one plus of the short growing season is the lack of bugs there is in the South)  I still plant marigolds in with everything because I like the idea!
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Post  Marc Iverson on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 12:36

I had virtually every kind of bug you could think of last year and I planted dozens of marigolds. They, along with my basil, were the very first thing the bugs ate, and the first thing they went back to as I constantly replanted them.
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Post  quiltbea on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 12:54

I'm in the North and I plant both marigolds and nasturtiums to deter bugs.  I don't know if it works but I don't have much of a bug problem.  My downfall is blights on tomatoes mostly.  I use light row cover over my cole crops against flea beetles and that works great.  Then the grasshoppers come and I've got them everywhere. Ugh.
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Post  yolos on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 13:34

Here is a previous thread discussing tomatoes and marigolds.  There is also a rookie topic out there somewhere that discusses marigolds.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t15455p15-tomatoes-and-marigolds
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Post  H_TX_2 on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 13:36

This is not exactly companion planting related but close enough. I have read in several different places that basil helps to repel mosquitoes. I don't know if it is due to the humming bird size mosquitoes we have or if this is simply a myth but when I go out into the garden during the summer I usually disturb mosquitoes that are sitting under my basil leaves. I would pay 4 times the cost for a basil plant that would repel mosquitoes but the regular basil I have doesn't really have any effect on them.
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Post  walshevak on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - 15:20

I'm in the buggy south and I plant a basil in every bucket of tomatoes.    I also spray my tomatoes with an asprin   spray during early growth and with copper fungicide to help prevent some blight.  Last year I got lucky and had minimum destructive pests on the tomatoes..  Just a boat load of tiny flies that got into the split tomatoes.  But they washed right off if I got to them early and the tomatoes were usable.  Only the ones I misses got the flies deep into the tomato.  I also plant a nasturtium and a marigold in each bed, just cause it might help and they are pretty.

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