Growing marigolds

Farmers and gardeners have long known that marigolds make important companion plants. Repelling a wide variety of pest, marigolds are perfect for planting near tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, beans and squash.

We find the best time of year to sow marigolds is in the spring once the soil is warm. However, marigold seeds can be planted anytime through midsummer. Marigolds thrive in full sunshine and can often withstand very hot summers.


  • Prepare the soil by digging down about 6 inches to loosen it

  • Moisten the soil, then sow seeds 1 inch apart and no more than 1 inch deep.

  • Water at the base of the plant. (Excess water on leaves can lead to powdery mildew.)

  • Allow the soil to dry somewhat between watering, then water well and repeat the process. Water more in high heat.

  • Once the marigolds have established themselves, pinch off the tops of the plants to encourage them to grow bushier, and encourage more blooming.



Please Note…. We have tested our seeds for germination and are confident in the quality of our product. We cannot guarantee germination due to too many variables. However, following the above steps will greatly improve your chances. On a final note, we advise putting netting over your flowerbed to avoid the birds and other animals from stealing your seeds. Happy Growing!


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