This morning while pruning aka dead heading the Marigolds in our garden. I was surprised to learn there are Marigold seeds in the dried out petals. WOW! I almost threw them away. I picked apart the petal. A surprise Marigold blessing.
This summer instead of using insect repellents, sprays and pellets to combat bugs and brown cottontail rabbits that eat my veggies. I planted Marigolds everywhere to deter the critters from destroying our garden.. Marigolds can be used anywhere to deter Mexican bean beetles, squash bugs, thrips, tomato horn-worms, and white-flies. They are also known to repel harmful root knot nematodes that attack tomatoes, potatoes, roses, and strawberries. The root of the Marigold produces a chemical that kills nematodes as they enter the soil. If a whole area is infested, at the end of the season, turn the Marigolds under so the roots will decay in the soil. You can safely plant there again the following spring.
I tried eating the wild Chive flower a week ago. It tasted like onions. It was my first time eating a flower.
My first flower eating experience was tasty. No complaints. I wished I had sprinkled some Chives on the meal before eating.
Dinner is served on Mother’s Day. Crock Pot Roast, Saute Collard Greens, Carrot and Mushrooms, Brown rice with homemade gravy and onions. Sprinkled Chives and Jalapeno peppers to make scrambled eggs sandwiches.
That was one tasty scrambled egg, bacon, jalapeno, spinach and American cheese sandwich . YUM!
I heard Marigolds taste great in salads. Ummmm…not sure if I am ready to eat Marigold flowers yet. Sort of reminds me of folks saying you can eat
iPhotography © Delores Randall