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I see you have a little marigold near your veggies. Do they really keep the bugs away? I've saved some seeds and plan to space them between my veggies next summer.

13 Oct, 2010


I have no idea, we only put them there about a month ago, and they have not grown very big...they did not get enough light, feed under the big tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies.
Nor have they kept the white fly away. But next year I am planning to try it out (my husband, that's Philip, or Pip for the grandchildren, doesn't believe in it.
I'll keep you informed... ;-)

13 Oct, 2010


Ok Hilda. I will let you know as well as I am planting marigolds around all my veggies next spring.

14 Oct, 2010


Hi Alexandramou (from Corfu, Greece ;-),

Success and thank you!

Hilda (from Flanders, Belgium)

14 Oct, 2010


I always grow Tagetes/marigolds around my tomatoes, peppers, cukes, etc, and it always works for me. These flowers also deter blackfly from broad beans. Really like these peppers, Hilda. Are these ones chilli or sweet pepper?

14 Oct, 2010


They are sweet peppers, called Lipstick. I like these most of all. Also their form. Alas we haven't had a lot this year, just a few. Now, at last, they are starting to turn red. Last year we had much more, and earlier.

14 Oct, 2010


Oh, Thank You, Hilda. "Lipstick" name has been given to both chillis and sweet peppers, you see. I shall look out for seeds to grow next year. I also like their shape, I love roasted sweet pepper with melted feta cheese, rice and herbs. :-))

14 Oct, 2010


Is there anything you dón't love? Lol.
I do too.

15 Oct, 2010

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