Marigolds in the vegetable garden yes and here s why...by Laura, Pet Scribbles... I've read about the benefits of marigolds in several gardening books, and am hopeful our little experiment works! Marigolds help to repel bugs, especially mosquitoes and gnats. Marigolds can keep pesky rabbits out of your garden....Marigolds will keep moles out of your garden, as they dislike the taste of the roots.
Know more about flowers that help to keep the bugs away
Put near apple trees? >> Nasturtium - mulch plant - "these flowers are also very useful in keeping the bugs away from fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Nasturtium can easily repel squash bugs, beetles, and white flies."
Marigold companion planting enhances the growth of basil, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and tomatoes. Marigold also makes a good companion plant to melons because it deters beetles.