361/366: the companion marigold

Marigolds are apparently good companion plants for tomatoes, so I bought a few of the potted ones to have in the house on Christmas Day and to later plant in the garden. Although this is an expensive way to buy marigolds, with seedlings a cheaper alternative and seeds even more thrifty (if they grow), at least it was a better option than purchasing cut flowers, which only last a few days.

marigolds in a basket

No sooner had I taken them out of the basket to plant out however, when Zorro spied it and just had to climb in. I swear he is addicted to cosy enclosed spaces.

Marigolds out, Zorro in

Zorro in a box

When I planted marigold seedlings a few months ago, the snails got to them and they disappeared, so this time I’m not taking any chances. I have surrounded them with snail pellets, so it will be interesting to see how long they last.

marigolds adjacent to tomatoes


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