Try marigolds with your veggies.

Try marigolds with your veggies.

Hi all. It's my first post here and am new to blogging communities. I'm not sure if this should be tagged.



During the spring planting season, my DH asked me to plant some marigolds, as it reminded him of his grandma, who used to plant marigolds every year. I was definitely game, so went to our local gardening Mecca, Merrifield, and grabbed a few marigolds.

I planted them throughout my container garden, and put a big one in with my jalapenos and garlic (shown above). I started noticing that anywhere the marigolds were in the garden, there were zero bugs. I looked it up, and found out that marigolds are a 'companion plant'. Companion plants are planted alongside other plants to keep away pests. It works! I have gorgeous, unblemished, non-nipped plants in my backyard anywhere the marigolds are.

This was my first foray into container gardening with veggies, and I (oops!) planted my jalapenos way too close together. I hope they grown anyways!

Azaleas

Azaleas

Mystery plants growing in my flower box

Mystery plants growing in my flower box

Strange growth on Norfolk Pine

Strange growth on Norfolk Pine

Wood Blewit Mushrooms

Wood Blewit Mushrooms

Hi :) I’m somewhat new to both gardening and this community

Hi :) I’m somewhat new to both gardening and this community

Why am I awake at 2:45am?! :(

Why am I awake at 2:45am?! :(