Marigolds Again!!!

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    Marigolds are really the best when it comes to keeping all the wrong type of insects away from your vegetables - All natural, without any synthetic chemical pesticides.

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    Which ones are you growing, @S-H?

    I always grow some marigolds. I try to find ones with highly scented leaves. Those are less common than they used to be. I like French Marigolds for the size and number of flowers, and leaf scent.
     
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    Luv, luv, luv your beautiful marigolds. They are a staple in my garden. Keeps the bugs away …
     
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    I just started some seeds for the lemon gem marigolds. My others come up on their own. Yours are very pretty!
     
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    Looks good @S-H didn't know that sort would be good for that purpose.
     
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    These are the most common type of Marigolds available over here. I really don't know what other types are common elsewhere in the world. We basically have these in 3 colors - Yellow, orange, and white.

    These are the big ones which can grow up to 2 feet at the most. There us a smaller verity also, such doesn't grow much taller than 8 to 10 inches. Also available in those same 3 color options.

    All drive unwanted insects away. But also attract all the right insects to your garden. And yes, they are very fragrant indeed.
     
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    Over here those would be called African marigolds.
    We have french marigolds that grow to about 6in. but liked by slugs and snails in a lot of colours.
    914291856.jpg Pot marigolds that grow to about 12in or so, in yellow as well.
    I grow some that grow to 8in in a mix of colours.
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    Nice marigolds. They are a great flower to have in the garden. Always light up any area. Sluggo is a safe for pets and kids to sprinkle around many flowers to keep slugs and snails at bay.
     
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    Yes in my experience slugo is safe for birds. See the adds online which explains how Sluggo works on slugs and snails. I have used this product for years . Saved a lot of plants from slugs and snails. Especially newly planted and emerging perennials . There are various forms of Sluggo on the market. Sluggo and new is sluggo plus.

    Good and bad effects ..depending on your personal experience or belief . I don’t know everything about this product, but found the pros and cons to share on utube videos for using Sluggo . Hopefully can help to give you enough information to make a decision . Of course your welcome to do more research on this product.

    Pros and cons videos - using Sluggo.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gardening/comments/13h8sj2/dangers_of_using_sluggo_ie_iron_phosphate_based/

     
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    Thanks for the video Pacnorwest, I'll have a look later.
     
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    Logan Welcome.. mostly one video explains how earth worms are affected by Sluggo. I have not noticed that in my garden…while the other video explains the benefits and drawbacks about how Sluggo works on newly planted seedlings and new tender spring growth , but does not work for other insects that plague gardens.
    I use it around my dahlias grown now in pots for protection from gophers can’t get into potted plants but slugs as big as 3-6” called banana slugs are a big nusiance in this area and climate. In fact the kids hold slug races for fun by finding the biggest slug and placing them on a slug designed race track course at schools. I’m surprised how fast they move when out in the open with no plants around to hide .
     
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