I can’t bring myself to pull up the giant marigold that’s hogging a good one-third of one of my best raised beds so I’m determined to get the most benefit out of it. One of the uses for this plant is in a spray which is said to combat tomato hornworms, other leaf-cutting insects, plus asparagus beetles.
To make the spray, blend about a cup, packed, of the leaves, stems, and flowers if you don’t mind, in a blender with two cups of water.
Allow the blend to sit for 24 hours.
Strain and add 1/4 teaspoon of castille soap. Dilute with another 6 cups of water and spray on plants in jeopardy.