My mom always had a nice big garden in the backyard – and between every row of lettuce or beans, she’d plant a row of Marigolds. We even had Marigold beds surrounding the garden fence. The reason? Supposedly, marigolds keep bunnies from munching your plants! I was always told that they don’t like the smell of the flowers – but when I just did a little research – I found quite the opposite was true!
Apparently, some folks have seen bunnies munching down the Marigolds themselves, and others claim they attract spider mites. Others report that Marigolds draw ladybugs which eat harmful aphids. (Well at least one positive, right?)
If that’s the case, my tomato plants are DOOOOOMED (dun-dun-dun) because we live on the edge of a wood and bunnies regularly scamper across the backyard. My marigold plants apparently won’t be the tomato saviors I thought they would.
Do you have any tips for keeping out those wascally wabbits? Please share!