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    ^^^ Are they English marigolds/calendula or Tagetes?
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    Calendula prolifera is good for hens & chicks I’ve grown Mexican or African marigolds once but they were to big & wide,in the space I’ve got I prefer the compact French marigolds,loads of them everywhere amongst other plants all mixed together,good as a trap crop for slugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    ^^^ Are they English marigolds/calendula or Tagetes?
    Good question
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    Please tell me they are actually marigolds of some kind.
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    They're English marigolds/Calendula not one of the Tagetes.

    Confusing innit?
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    I understand the difference between English (calendula) and the others (tagetes) but I've never understood the difference between French, African and whatever else. (I did know they were all from the new world despite the names.)

    I believe that it's only calendula petals that you can put in salads, but I still don't know which tagetes is the best for deterring pests from my chilli plants.
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    VC your post is six months too late for me. I sowed tagetes this year for the polytunnel Beds expecting neat little plants thinking I was really getting the hang of the companion planting thingy. They grew four feet tall and frightened me a bit. I had to hack them back a couple of times to let the tomatoes grow and I could hardly pull them out at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muck lover View Post
    VC your post is six months too late for me. I sowed tagetes this year for the polytunnel Beds expecting neat little plants thinking I was really getting the hang of the companion planting thingy. They grew four feet tall and frightened me a bit. I had to hack them back a couple of times to let the tomatoes grow and I could hardly pull them out at the end.
    Snap, see post #2 in the thread half mine were fine then the rest were like yours almost to the GH roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenishfing View Post
    Good question
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    Please tell me they are actually marigolds of some kind.
    English (or pot) marigolds aka Calendula officinalis


    ooops, VC has already said so
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