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Marigold

Marigold

Marigolds don't just brighten up your garden. They improve the soil, ward off nematodes, and attract helpful insects.  And: edible petals!
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Specifications

Sowing time: April - May and Aug-Sept Height: up to 50 cm Contents: 0.5 grams

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Marigold

Marigolds are a great way to brighten up your raised bed. The plants also improve the soil, attract helpful insects, and ward off pests and nasty nematodes. 
 
No vegetable garden is complete without them. 
 
  • Species name: Pacific Beauty mixed 
  • Family: Flower 
  • Plants per square patch: 2 
  • Height: Up to 50 cm 
  • Sowing time: March-May and August-September 
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 to 1 cm 
  • Germination time: 14 - 18°C in 14 - 20 days 
  • Time to bloom: 8 to 10 weeks 
  • Sunlight: Can grow both in sun and semi-shade 
Want to buy Marigold seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our Marigold?

Marigolds are the best neighbor plants around. 
 
They improve the soil, act as traps for harmful insects, and attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and hoverflies. 
 
They also keep ants at bay. 

Sowing and growing

Growing Marigolds is easy. Two plants fit in one square patch, but because they are such good neighbors, you can also put one under your trellis. Just tuck in there with the zucchini or the beans. 
 
Marigolds sometimes get mildewy (white spots) toward the end of the season. It’s no biggie: simply cut off those parts. If the plants get too big and scraggly, just remove some branches. The more you do this, the more the plant will produce new flower stems. 
 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app. 

How do you use it?

Marigold is a great neighbor plant and a colorful addition to your garden. 
 
The petals are edible, so you can use them to zhuzh up your salads, rice dishes, and omelets.