Marigold myth: is this plant actually attracting bugs to garden?
I planted marigolds throughout my tomato garden to act as a deterrent for the bad tomato pests. Now, however the marigold flowers are absolutely covered in bugs, lots of small ones with wings and some larger beetle types have some lady-bug like coloring. I am a beginner gardener and am not familiar with all of the garden pests. From what I can tell neither of these are japanese beetles and I can't find info on what they might be or whether these bugs will go on to decimate my other plants. I am very close to just chunking all of my marigolds but I don't want to on the off chance that the bugs the marigolds are attracting would actually help the garden-albeit very unlikely that this would be the case. help!