Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flowers amongst the vegetables

Marigolds, I heard, kept some bugs out of gardens. Well, there is more to it than that. Garden planting is an art, or rather a mathematical, scientificated equation.  To maximize growing space and reduce insect devastation, complimentary planting is a fabulous idea. I'll have to try it next year.

Rosemary:  by Carrots

Chives, Garlic:  by Roses

Marigolds: near Tomatoes, Strawberries, Squash

Basil repels flies and mosquitoes.

I love the scent of marigolds. Throw in some used coffee beans and you may end up with a 5 foot marigold like Melbel.

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