Do Marigolds repel rabbits in vegetable beds?
Is there any truth to the idea of ringing the vegetable garden with marigolds to keep out rabbits and other animals? I know they wonÂt eat the tomato plants but sometimes will taste one, or bite the ripe fruit. I have not planted beans in years because they all get eaten as soon as they emerge.
I canÂt use a fence: if itÂs tall enough to keep them out itÂs tall enough for me to trip over. After falling out of the garden (an 18" high raised bed) last year because I caught my foot in the top wire, I decided itÂs not worth the risk.