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Old 06-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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One of my hops seems to be suffering from some little monster bug chompers. So I got some marigolds to plant with them. Is it ok to plant them directly into the half whiskey barrel? The marigolds are already bloomed flowers, not seeds, and I guess they came in a pot themselves.

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I have seen that before. Other than aphids I don't know what marigolds repel, but it wont hurt you hops.

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Marigolds repel rabbits, I plant them all around my garden each year to keep the rabbits out.

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Yeah, you can plant them right in there. I know they repel rabbits but never heard of anything else.

So they repel aphids you say? Huh...

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Yeah, you can plant them right in there. I know they repel rabbits but never heard of anything else.

So they repel aphids you say? Huh...
I use to have a lot of roses in the front of my house. Right behind a section of the roses There's a planter box (eight feet long). One year I planted marigolds for the heck of it. The section where the marigolds were never had aphids, the rest of the roses (like usual) got them bad and had to be sprayed.
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That sounds like they arent attracted to marigolds but dont exactly repel them. If they repelled them I would think they would keep the aphids away from the roses in front too...

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Marigolds repel a lot of bugs but the also attract a lot of bugs.. Think of them as a sacrificial plant. They'll go after the marigolds before the look at your hops.

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That sounds like they arent attracted to marigolds but dont exactly repel them. If they repelled them I would think they would keep the aphids away from the roses in front too...
The section (of roses) where the marigolds were never had aphids, the rest of the roses (like usual) got them bad and had to be sprayed.
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Here is an earlier picture of my garden with the Marigolds planted. I must say that so far they have done a great job overall but recently I have seen an increase in Japanese Beetles. Nothing too stressing though.

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I can't remember where I read it, but it said that Marigolds work to repel some insects. ANd they seem to be working for me.

Prior to planting the Marigolds, I was seeing bugs on my Mt. Hoods daily, sometimes twice a day, even if I sprayed insecticidal soap in the morning. SInce planting them on June 23 I've only seen bugs on the Mt. Hoods about 2 times, and significantly seen a decrease in my leafs getting eaten. Almost not a problem anymore, and I haven't had to spray the soap since.

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