Okay, gardeners, I was reading this post by Chris Clarke and it reminded me of my problems with marigolds. As you may recall, I was stunned to learn that the mysterious and powerful calendula was, when I found it at Home Depot, just regular old marigolds. But I went to Wikipedia and learned that regular old marigolds, in spite of what the package says, aren’t calendula, they are tagetes. Seemingly, the only for sure calendula I have are the fancy marigolds I got to intersperce in my garden.
But I have a shit ton of tagetes that I have been planting everywhere thinking that a marigold was a marigold and that it works to keep away pests.
But now, I don’t know. Is it only calendula which keeps away pests or is it tagetes too or ony tagetes or what?