What are the benefits marigolds in the garden

  • Dec 24, 2019

The amazing variety of colors and flavors marigold or tagetes, not only decorate the garden and the garden, but also actively struggling with a variety of diseases and pests.

Marigolds are not only decorate the garden and the garden, but also actively struggling with a variety of diseases and pests. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Marigolds are not only decorate the garden and the garden, but also actively struggling with a variety of diseases and pests. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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Protection from pests

Mixed cultures landing - effective way to protect them against many diseases and insect pests that do not carry the odor marigold garden. These flowers are both working and as a natural insecticide, and as a green manure, restoring the exhausted land.

Marigold flowers and greens are very bright due to the smell of essential oils. They are a major component of the working tagetesa. Marigolds in the garden, planted between rows of crops, able to protect:

  • carrots - from carrot fly;
  • onions - from the onion fly;
  • cabbage, radish and other cruciferous crops - from rapeseed Belyanko, shovels and crucifer flea beetles;
  • potatoes - from the Colorado potato beetle;
  • strawberry - from weevil;
  • currants and gooseberries - from moth.
However, it should be borne in mind that during the season the flower grows to a large size and can obscure other cultures. In these cases, you can mulch the soil dried in the previous year, marigold flowers and leaves, and during the summer - by his buds and greens. Digging up the ground in the autumn with the mulch you can get rid of mole crickets, wireworms, nematodes and other soil-borne pests.
Marigold flowers and greens are very bright due to the smell of essential oils. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Marigold flowers and greens are very bright due to the smell of essential oils. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

Infusion against aphids

Marigolds are able to help in the fight against aphids, for the treatment of contaminated sites will require an infusion made from these colors. Easy to prepare it: 2 kg inflorescences and green tagetesa (marigold) is poured 10 liters of hot or cold water and insist 2-3 days. After this period, the infusion is filtered, add 2 tbsp. l. 40 g of a liquid or ordinary soap and sprayed infected plants above and below. Such treatment is carried out within a month, completely get rid of the plants from aphids.

Rhizomes marigold isolated ground thiophene. This substance destroys horsetail and creeping wheatgrass. It is also observed that the areas where growing this flower is never visited by moles, probably also because of the thiophene. But in the places where the previous season bloomed tagetesy perfectly grows corn, barley and sage.

In adults, marigold main trunk and large stems rather rough and dries, they become very hard, but also fragrant. It tagetesa property can be used to protect fruit trees from rodents in the winter. The technology is the same as with spruce spruce branches. Trunks should tie mats of dried marigold bushes.

Also they can be to mulch the ground, where they overwinter bulbs, it will scare mice. Spread out on the floor in the house dry stalks of flowers thrown out mice it.

Tagetes as a green manure

This flower is not only beautiful and is used as a pesticide, but also improves the quality of the land. Its roots are an excellent means to fight not only with the nematodes. They destroy many soil fungal infections, such as Fusarium, gray rot, black leg.

Bury greens marigold, humus for the fall and spring, it improves soil permeability, making it more friable. However, large stalks still better to send it into compost. There are well perepreyut, enrich it with minerals and suppress pathogenic component.

But not all vegetable crops are so fond of the bright decorative flowers. There are those who are oppressed. In particular, marigolds next to it is not necessary to plant legumes: peas and beans. But lilies and roses tolerate tagetes.

Application marigold gardening offers many benefits, it is necessary to use their beneficial properties to the full. These plants reliably protect garden and vegetable crops from pests and provide them with useful substances.

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