Thursday, August 2, 2012
Marigolds (Only the French variety are supposed to repel nematodes.) were also planted in the planned tomato patch. The tomatoes (Celebrity) are nematode resistant. So far so good. Asparagus was also planted to end the pest problem. Again, so far so good. Basil seeds were sown throughout this patch along with oregano. Bingo. Everything seems to be working fine. If Root Knot Nematodes still exist in the beds, they are not causing any problems. With crop rotation and continued use of my new French friends, this problem should only be a memory.
Now I need to research what to plant in the fall to continue this success.