Project Abundance Pot Marigold Organic Mix
Pot marigold, gives a colourful bloom from early spring right through to late autumn. It originates in medieval Europe, where it was blended into soothing salves and stirred into restorative solutions or tea.
The pot marigold is also known as a beneficial plant for your garden or veg plot. It repels whitefly from tomatoes and can lure aphids away from beans. It also attracts beneficial pollinator insects, including ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which also prey on aphids.
As with many marigold varieties,
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.
For best results:
- Sow indoors late March, prepare your seed tray with seed compost and moisten the soil. Sow seeds 1 inch apart and cover with compost, no more than 1 inch deep.
- Keep soil moist but do not over water as the seeds may rot.
- Once all chance of frost has gone, transplant to a sunny area and keep weed free until established.
- Keep watered during dry periods and cut long stems to encourage bush growth and deadhead old flowers to encourage new flower growth through till autumn.
- Pot marigolds mature between 45-60 days and are an annual plant but if left, will self-seed and in the right conditions do familiarise with perennials.
- Please Note…. We have tested our seeds for germination and are confident in the quality of our product. We cannot however guarantee germination due to too many variables, although following the steps above 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!