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  • Marigold French Sparky 100 Flower Seeds

    $3.90

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    Marigold French Sparky 100 Seeds

    Tagetes patula nana

    Marigold Growing Guide

    Marigold


    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.

    Dwarf marigolds with bi-coloured flowers and colour variations, summer flowering annual, full sun, tolerates shade, water when dry and mulch.

    Intolerant of frost, rich well drained soil, easily raised so sow direct in autumn and spring to early summer.