I don't know about you, but I can always go for a little extra luck. Some cultures believe that ladybugs bring luck and good fortune. But how to find the little crawlers? Try Marigolds. They're one of the many flowers that attract lady bugs.
Bonus: marigolds are beautiful. They come in numerous colors and are great whenever you're looking to add a pop of color. Oh, and they also help keep mosquitoes away and other pests that may harm any edible plants you have.
Did you know that there are 4 different types of marigolds? Probably not (I had no idea). For the purpose of us gaining some good fortune, I'm only going to focus on one type of marigold: single marigolds (also referred to as 'French' marigolds). This type of marigold tends to resemble a daisy and has a longer stem.
You'll want to plant your French marigolds in fertile soil that isn't too most. If you have a vegetable garden, that's the perfect spot. If not, just make sure that they receive lots of sunlight and water during dry seasons.
If you don't have a green thumb, don't worry—that won't stop you from gaining some extra good luck. French marigolds are low-maintenance and beginner-friendly. In other words, you're about to attract all the ladybugs and all the good fortune out there in the universe waiting just for you.
Marigolds also happen to be edible (the flavor is described as "citrus-like"). So next time you're out in your garden, stop and see if your marigolds have bloomed and give them a taste.
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