Seeds - Marigold, Queen Sophia (Dwarf) OG (F)



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Description: A classic two-tone marigold on perfectly sturdy compact plants. Ideal for garden beds and containers. The petals are edible and often used to accent salads, summer soups, desserts and as a garnish. 

Pack Size: 50 seeds

Latin Name: Tagetes patula
Main Uses: Attractive garden ornamental.
Zone Hardiness: 50 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 30 cm (12 inches)
Flower Color: Ruffled gold and saffron-orange
Flowering Time: Early summer to fall

Germination: 4 - 10 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 4 - 8 weeks before the last frost, 2 - 3 seeds per cell, 1/8" deep. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Outdoors: Direct seed after last frost.

Planting depth: Lightly covered.
Spacing: Space 12 - 15" apart.
Notes: Marigolds, in particular French Marigolds, are a popular companion plant. The roots exude a chemical which controls soil nematodes, as well as other pests. This insecticidal action, combined with the attractive, easy-going nature of Marigolds make them very popular throughout the garden - including the vegetable patch.

Growing in Containers: Excellent choice for containers.

Fertilizing (Containers): Use organic fertilizer to avoid salt build-up (a problem associated with chemical fertilizers).

Watering (Containers): Check regularly. Water deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Excellent choice for mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.

Garden Companions: 

  • Marigolds help most plants, especially tomatoes and peppers, cucurbits (cucumbers, gourds, squash), and sage.

Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors, unless under grow lights

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