View Full Version : marigolds as natural insecticide.....

05-20-2006, 12:15 AM
HI FOLKS--I have a question......

I have heard that marigolds are a natural insect repellent.

I have therefore planted a marigold bed in my garden.

but it occurred to me that it is possible the marigolds could deter the beneficial pollinating insects and that would not be a good thing.

can someone give me an opinion on this please?

thank you.

GEO :)

05-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Chrysanthemums , Rosemary and many others contain natural insecticides to keep from being eatin , still , bees and other pollinating animals still do their job .
I use ECOPCO insecticide made from Rosemaey & Clove oil , kills bugs dead but the bees visit their flowers all day .

Does this help ?

05-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Does this help ?

thanks weedhead--no matter the question, you are always a big help.

GEO :waving:

05-20-2006, 10:57 AM
I usually plant a few marigolds in the veggy garden, I cant say for sure if it helps but it doesnt hurt


07-03-2006, 12:18 AM
ive always heard to plant a few marigolds in the garden, aphids dont like em.

07-03-2006, 05:26 PM
As arizweedhead says, plant all the Marigolds you want, Geo. The chewing/sucking type insects won't like them, but the bees and other pollinators are not affected.:waving: