Red Cherry Marigold

Name: Tagetes patula

A commonly grown, non-invasive french variety. Originally a sacred flower of the Aztecs.

Beneficial in the garden?

You bet. The roots repel nematodes and the flowers can act as a decoy or, strawman for Japanese beetles to protect your other crops.

… marigolds are best known for their ability to suppress plant-parasitic nematodes. Marigold roots release the chemical alpha-terthienyl, one of the most toxic naturally occurring compounds found to date (Gommers and Bakker, 1988). 1



Jaloro Pepper

SHU: 25,000 – 50,000 estimated

A neat capsicum annuum and the first yellow variety of the most popular spicy pepper, the Jalapeno. These little bros were first released in 1992 by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. They are well known for being resistant to 6 different types of viruses.1

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV)
  • Potato virus Y (PVY)
  • Pepper mottle virus (PeMV)
  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
  • Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV)
  • Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)

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Bacterial Leaf Spot

I had it. Here’s some documentation on what it looks like. Generally caused by over watering, especially in conjunction with yellow leaves.

To fix this unless you follow the instructions very carefully, DO NOT TRY COPPER FUNGICIDE as you shouldn’t be ingesting excess copper! Of course, copper is a trace mineral your body needs but, you can certainly overdo it and destroy the plant in the process.

  • Remove the affected leaves.
  • If the plant is small enough to dig it out and you can be careful with the roots, put the plant in clean and looser soil like orchid bark or perlite–try to give the roots some oxygen!
  • Spray the roots with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Reduce your watering.
  • You can try neem oil and a little bit of soap, rinse with water.
  • Give good airflow to the plant if possible so it dries.
  • If it doesn’t get better quickly, ditch the plant. You don’t want it spreading! You can always grow another plant, but if it’s destroys all your plants you won’t be happy. 🥵