Marigold Crackerjack 100 Seeds
( Tagetes erecta )
Any sunny site with good drainage.
Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
None. Marigold cannot tolerate cold temperatures.
Mix a light application of a balanced organic fertiliser into the soil prior to planting.
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.
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.