Monday, 04 June 2012
Marigolds, a gardeners friend!!
These brightly colored flowers have a scent that most critters dislike. So 'companion planting' with other plants that are typically eaten by rabbits and other garden 'pests', like tomatoes, spinach, etc.. is a common practice.
The flowers make an excellent tea, and have a flavor similar to that of tarragon.
This plant has multiple medical uses as you can use it to treat burns or digestion issues, and it also cures menstrual cramps, liver disease, and constipation.
FUN FACT: In parts of the world the flowers are used in Day of the dead rituals!