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Marigold companion planting against whitefly on tomatoes

 
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How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest
Now the big question is: "What is a marigold?
  • Calendula officinalis or
  • Tagetes





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    Adriaan van Roosmalen wrote:How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest
    Now the big question is: "What is a marigold?

  • Calendula officinalis or
  • Tagetes







  • The linked paper has the info on species studied:

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213071

    They tested the French marigold (Tagetes patula L.).

    I am not surprised. I have made room in my garden beds for marigolds for years. 💚 They are fabulous companion plants for tomatoes.


     
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    Thanks for the clarification. BTW here in the Netherlands we call Tagetes "Little Africans"
     
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