Marigolds. Undemanding workhorse in the garden

Marigolds are common in any garden section and often overlooked, but don’t. If you’ve got a vegetable garden, big or small, pick up a few and plant them throughout. Marigolds attract pollinators and butterflies, and are known to repel pests like cabbage moths and Mexican bean beetles. They’re also a trap crop. A trap crop lures pests to them to keep them away from other, more valuable crops. If you’re planning on planting a vegetable garden this year, slip in a few marigolds here and there.

15 reasons to plant marigolds in your vegetable garden