* This marigold seed mix is a surefire way to add an easy to grow dwarf marigold to your flower garden, container, or raised bed. Removed fading petals to ensure an even longer blooming period.
* Tagetes patula mix is our most popular marigold mix sure to grow across the country as an annual in USDA zones 3 - 10.
* Low growing Marigolds are quick to bloom and quick to attract pollinators during the entire flowering season; however, they do not attract deer!
* These heirloom, non-gmo seeds are quick to germinate when seeds are kept continually moist in full sun. These flowers are a natural pest deterrent and can enhance the growth of other plants.
* Sow 2 to 3 seeds per plant or 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet
French Marigold - Enjoy sunny blooms all summer long by starting Marigold seeds in the early spring. This seed mix produces small, compact plants with flowers in shades of orange and yellow. These dwarf plants are perfect for edging the front of the sunny flower garden or for baskets and containers. Butterflies will visit the flowers again and again. Marigold plant care includes removing spent flowers to encourage extended bloom period and to keep plants compact. Also, the plants do best with full sun and regular watering, and they will continue flowering until the first hard freeze.
Sow Marigold seeds 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Use good starter soil and gently press the flower seeds into the soil and lightly cover. When seedlings are big enough to handle and after acclimatizing the seedlings to outdoor conditions, transplant outdoors after frost danger has passed. The seeds may also be sown directly outdoors after last frost in prepared beds. Marigolds bloom from flower seed in 8 - 10 weeks.
The Marigold Mix is a French variety that has medium sized flowers with wavy petals that bloom in a mix of gold, orange, red, yellow or bi-colored. This Marigold grows to be 14 inches tall and are long-blooming. The Sparky Mix is recommended for containers, beds & borders, and the pollinator garden. Also, this mix is useful for control of insect pests in the vegetable garden!
Popular with gardeners coast to coast! Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) are one of the easiest — and most beautiful — annuals to grow. Compact flowers, ranging in color from pale yellow to deep orange and rust, make a spectacular addition to pots, baskets and borders or simply scattered throughout the garden. This quick germinator has a distinct spicy aroma and adds a splash of color all summer long. Looks great in dried floral arrangements too!
Marigolds are not fussy and tolerate a wide range of soil and climate conditions, but most of all, they love heat. There are many varieties available of this cheerful garden favorite, from miniature to giant. Try growing marigolds in and around vegetable plants to repel insect pests. Hardy annual, 10-18 inches tall.
Marigolds are not fussy and will tolerate most conditions. However, with rich, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine, these plants will thrive. Generous amounts of organic compost or well-aged manure mixed into the garden prior to planting will greatly improve the health of flowers -- Keep the soil moist, but not wet.
Sow marigold seed directly in the ground and cover with a thin layer of soil (about 1/8 inch deep). Water thoroughly. Thin to 8-18 inches apart after seedlings have sprouted. Marigolds can also be started early indoors under grow lights for transplanting outdoors about six to eight weeks before the last frost date.
Marigolds have few problems with insect pests. In fact, the flowers can be planted around cabbage and broccoli plants to help deter and repel cabbage moths.
Keep an eye out for slugs, which can decimate the plants overnight. Monitor closely and treat with Sluggo Bait or diatomaceous earth if damage is found.
Once marigold flowers are planted, they need very little in the way of care. If they are planted in the ground, you only need to water them if the weather has been very dry for more than two weeks. If they are in containers, water them daily as containers will dry out quickly. Water soluble fertilizer can be given to them once a month, but to be honest, they will do as well without fertilizer as they do with it. You can greatly increase the number of blooms and the blooming time length by deadheading spent blossoms. Dried, spent blossoms can also be kept in a cool, dry place and the seeds inside these flower heads can be used to grow next year’s display of fiery orange, red and yellow marigold flowers