potato plot with marigolds

marigolds and potatoes
potato plot with marigolds flea beetles on potatoes
The marigolds I added to the potato bed look very nice. It distracts me from looking at the flea beetles and all the little holes in the potato leaves. So that’s good. I’m not sure how to tell if they help. I probably need to give it some time and see if the beetles go away.

By the way, the wood slats between the potato rows are for me to step on without making footprints that compress the soil. I made this bed a little too wide….

Other potato companions are beans and eggplants. I planted soybean seeds in a row next to the potatoes and they are just starting to sprout. I bought a 6-pack of eggplant seedlings that I’ll plant in this bed soon. It was the last pack of eggplants at the nursery I went to. I’m looking for another pack to add in. I’ll plant these in those empty spaces…

Solanum tuberosum

3 Comments. Leave new

  • Hope this works! Really pretty. I love to watch your garden growing.

  • Thanks!

  • Debbie Weinstein
    June 2, 2008 3:05 PM

    When our neighbors trees left us without sun, we had given up veggie gardening for ~10 years. Pots on the deck were OK but not real satisfying. Our neighbor cut down a few trees giving us back sunshine. You’ve inspired me to get back to the veggies this year. Thanks!!!!


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