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Marigold Crackerjack 100 Seeds

$3.90

Marigold Crackerjack 100 Seeds

( Tagetes erecta )

Marigold Growing Guide

Marigold

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Any sunny site with good drainage.

Position

Full sun to partial afternoon shade.

Frost tolerant

None. Marigold cannot tolerate cold temperatures.

Feeding

Mix a light application of a balanced organic fertiliser into the soil prior to planting.

Companions

Tomato, Cabbage, Squash, Pumpkin, Cucumber, Melon, Cauliflower, Kale, Potatoes, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, White currant, Beans, Orange, Lime and Lemon. Dwarf types make good edging plants that may deter rabbits. Some varieties are known for their ability to starve out rootknot nematodes when planted as a mass.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 20cm (7") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow marigolds in late spring, or set them out as bedding plants. In climates with long, hot summers, make a second planting in summer for great autumn colour. Broadcast seed into cultivated soil so that the seeds are about 5 cm apart and 1 cm deep. Thin to 20 cm apart in all directions for dwarf varieties; allow 30 cm between very tall varieties.

Plant in beds, borders, pots and use as cut flower.

Prefers full Sun, sow seeds 5 mm deep and keep moist.