All it takes to significantly deter the whiteflies is interspersing marigolds
with tomatoes, or hanging little pots of limone amid the plants.
Vidyapeeth (2012) selected Pune District for his study, where rose, chrysthemum, tuberose, marigolds
and aster are cultivating on a large scale.
Use taller marigolds
in a mixed border within a warm colour scheme.
They attract bees and butterflies which helps pollinate other flowers This is the year of the marigold
, according to Fleuroselect, the international organisation for ornamental plants, and why not?
First, the pot or common marigold
, Calendula officinalis, which is a shortlived perennial and can be sown directly outside from March onwards, where you would like it to flower.
| IN THE KITCHEN Some marigolds
- French marigold
(Tagetes patula) and golden marigold
(Tagetes tenuifolia) - can be eaten, but it's best to only eat plants sold for this purpose.
Any mild edible flower can be substituted for the marigolds
The active ingredients in marigolds
are extracted from its flowers (ALONSO, 2008; PAGNANO et al., 2008).
Although we call these flowers French or African marigolds
, their forbears are plants of the South West United States and Central and South America, so we should really be calling them American marigolds
Daisies, foxgloves, marigolds
and geraniums are among the common plants and flowers that could be poisonous to pets if eaten.
For those who are bored by marigolds
, as well as those who love them, let me introduce Lemon Gem and its kin.