Monday, February 6, 2012
This has been a relatively warm winter. Cold and dry weather , frosts and freezes are normally my best organic pest control . I was noticing this season our tomato plants are producing well and are without insect problems, as of February 6 I have not seen a Tomato horn worm or fruit worms on the tomatoes. The only possible solution I can come up with is; the increase in Marigold flowers is up 300% over last year. This season we planted 9 varieties of Marigolds all over the Garden. Marigolds are not just another pretty flower , they attract all types of beneficial bugs and work as companion plants to vegetables . I would rank the heavily planting of Marigolds as a top 5 organic control !