Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden: a six week update!

Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden: a six week update!

Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden: an update after six weeks!

Our marigolds in the vegetable garden look amazing, just six weeks after planting!

Last month I shared my gardening experiment: planting marigolds in the vegetable garden for their many benefits.

You can read that post here: Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden? Yes!

Marigolds in the Vegetable Garden

Here’s what the vegetable garden looked like six weeks ago, the first day everything was planted:

marigolds newly planted in the vegetable garden

And this is the vegetable garden today:

Vegetable Garden six weeks after planting

What a difference, right? 

Here’s a pretty marigold and a pumpkin plant, newly planted six weeks ago:

marigolds and pumpkins newly planted

Earlier this week, we had gorgeous pumpkin blossoms popping up among the large pumpkin leaves:

pumpkin blossoms

And today the flowers and pumpkin plant — just that one little plant — look like this:

marigolds and pumpkin patch

This is our first time planting pumpkins, and I can’t wait to see how many pumpkins we get. I’ll be happy with just a few big ones!

Here’s what the newly planted marigolds and corn looked like six weeks ago:

marigolds and corn newly planted

Are you ready to see how the plants look today?

Ta-da!

marigolds and corn stalks

We’re already seeing the beginnings of the corn cobs too:

corn starting to sprout

As for the marigolds?

There’s a bunny in our yard – he comes to visit every day – and we have watched him ignore the vegetable bed. All of our vegetables are doing great, with lots of bees buzzing around pollinating the blossoms. So far, so good!

orange marigolds

I love how pretty they look against all of the green plants. And I love even more how they seem to be helping out the veggies too!

Vegetable Garden with Marigolds

If you want to read about all of the benefits of adding marigolds to your vegetable garden, definitely click the link in the beginning of this post, as I list them all there.

Happy gardening!

~Laura

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  1. Everything looks great! What a pretty (and bountiful!) garden! I planted marigolds around my lettuce beds. The rabbits ate all the leaves off of every one of my marigold plants, but left the lettuce alone!
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  2. My marigolds and chrysanthemums were immediately devoured by all the bugs that are around – and they were planted to be insect deterrents!

    • That’s a shame Michele! Are you sure there’s not an animal devouring them? I’d suggest asking your local nursery professional for some advice. Perhaps they know of what is attacking your plants and can suggest a remedy! Fingers crossed for you!
      Laura / Pet Scribbles recently posted…DIY Faux Flowers: no green thumb required!My Profile

      • PS — and extra reply to you Michele, as in my “first” post about marigolds (link at the top of this article above), I mention that marigolds do attract spider mites which you don’t want in the vegetable garden. If you don’t want to use chemicals (which we don’t) you can regularly spray them with a hose to know the spider mites off. We haven’t had them (spider mites) be a problem, of course I’m knocking on wood! 😉
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  3. You planted corn!! I keep wanting to plant corn and hubby says it takes too much space. I’m going to show him your garden so he can see it can be done! 🙂
    Jennifer @ Town and Country Living recently posted…Water Lilies ~ The Jewels of the Water GardenMy Profile

  4. I also started planting marigolds in the garden in 2014, and I also would love to add: Borage is a wonderful garden-buddy, too! Especially near tomatoes and cucumbers, since it confuses a lot of pests. Plus the plants have these beautiful blue flowers – something to consider if you’d like to continue adding flowers among your vegetables!

    Thank you for the photos – a lovely example!
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  5. Laura where are you located?

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