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Marigolds – a Mosquito Repellent?

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Marigolds - a Mosquito Repellent?

I love spending time in my garden outdoors.  If you are a flower that blooms with vibrant color, then I am probably one of your most amorous admirers.  I am; however, a hater of species that attempt to eat my skin, or drink from my blood supply.

I was reading that Marigolds tend to repel mosquitoes.  I don’t know if this is true, but I thought I would test the theory out.  Apparently, or so the assumption goes … is that the smell of Marigolds is so pungent that the pesky critters find it offensive.  I don’t mind the smell of the bright clusters and already use them near and in my food garden.  They do help keep the bad bugs away, so I am intrigued to see if they really help with the mosquito population.

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