I made an impulse buy at a garden center this spring (OK, maybe more than one) and came home with a lot of marigolds. So this year, for the first time, I planted marigolds, and of course I put them next to the tomatoes.
Because marigolds are good for tomatoes, right? They’re supposed to help with pest problems. Conventional wisdom, etc. Well, after reading about this issue, it turns out to be more complicated than that. Here’s one good article on the subject.
In any case, the marigolds are pretty, and I’ve really enjoyed them — they look so bright mixed in with all those green plants. I’m definitely planning to plant more in with my vegetables next year. I just probably won’t bother to try to put them near the tomato plants.