Marigolds have long been a garden staple and are very easy to grow and tough, making them a perfect flower for beginners. Marigolds come in a range of red, yellow, and orange colors and they bloom for an extended period of time. Perfect for flower beds, containers, and growing dispersed into the vegetable garden.
It is recommended to start marigolds indoors six weeks before the average last frost date for your area. Start seeds in flats, burying the seed about 1/4" deep. Keep moist and germination should occur in a week at 70 degrees.
Average soil, neutral pH.
Pinch seedlings to encourage branching. Deadhead and cut back plants in the heat of the summer to encourage fall blooms.
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