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Will all types of marigold repel hornworms?

Posted by blushing_susie 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 14 at 20:06

I read that marigolds and basil help repel hornworms when planted with tomatoes. I have two types of marigold seeds- Scarlet Starlet and Jaguar. They are not the bushy type of marigold. I'm not sure if there is a specific type of marigold that will repel the hornworms. My tomatoes were plagued by them last year. I'm not even sure if planting marigolds will work, but I will give it a shot, plus it will look nice :)
Has anyone had any luck with this? Thanks in advance...


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RE: Will all types of marigold repel hornworms?

I never heard about that one. I had 2 large basil plants, 2 large holy basil plants and several marigolds near my tomatoes and I still had horn worms.


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