Gardeners have developed many ways in which to use plants to help outwit pests, attract pollinating insects and enrich the soil in the vegetable garden.
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One of the best-known plants to combine with vegetable crops is the French marigold (Tagetes). The strong scent of its vividly colored flowers is thought to mask the smell of surrounding crops so that pests cannot detect them. Many gardeners find it effective outdoors and also in the greenhouse.
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