Inca Marigold is another one of those, much maligned, weeds that have the reputation based on the inconvenience of a few.
As a natural herbicide and insecticide it is unpanelled.
A slow tea made from all aerial parts, left to sit submerged for up to seven days, can be sprayed at times of insect invasion to reduce the damage on vulnerable crops.
Inca Marigold naturally deters grass from invading your gardens as well by creating a circle of weed free soil around itself.
If your soil suffers from nematode infestation then it is a natural and you can't do without it.
Mosquitos hate the smell and stay away and it is not unpleasant to wear on the skin.
Inca Marigold germination is high and quick and it self sows readily.
20 fresh seeds $3.95
Degree of difficulty in germination.....5/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal