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!

Everything’s growing nicely

Everything’s growing nicely

Seven kinds of tomatoes in a small garden

Seven kinds of tomatoes in a small garden

my roomizzle

my roomizzle

The garden – part of

The garden – part of

whats happening to my zucchini plant?

whats happening to my zucchini plant?

This icon is now on my card table.

This icon is now on my card table.