Second try and want to do it right this time!

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Beeker, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Macbrine

    Macbrine Seedling

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    3 Words. Compost, Compost, and did i mention Compost? Maybe throw some vermiculite in there for good measure :)
     
  2. Beeker

    Beeker In Flower

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    I've heard a lot about the marigolds. Are those perennials? I'm looking for perennials.
    Diatomaceous earth? It won't keep out the good worms, will it? I don't want to harm or deter the good worms and bugs from being in the garden.
     
  3. mart

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    DE is for above ground worms. Marigolds are annuals. I don`t think they will survive the winters. But I am not a marigold specialist. Some of the others might know.
     
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    Thank you, Mart.
    I'll have to look into that. I plan to head to the store today or tomorrow.
     



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  5. marlingardener

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    Non-hybrid marigolds might re-seed, but don't count on it. If they do, they don't stay where you put them. Those little fuzzies on the seed are actually jet-propelled motors that will take the seed farther and farther afield!
    If you do the marigold thing, make sure they are French marigolds, which repel nematodes and the smell reportedly repels rabbits. Our particular rabbits have no sense of smell, as well as no sense at all!
     
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  6. Beeker

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    Thank you for the info.
    There is a rabbit around that I have to worry about. Apparently, the neighbors' cats are useless.
    I would like to harvest the seeds so I don't have to keep buying every year.
    I heard that the smell also repels bugs. Is that true?
     

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