Marigolds: How to grow

Marigolds: How to grow

A true gardener’s favourite, Marigolds traditionally provide sunshine colour in shades of yellow, gold and orange. 

For masses of flowers, try French Marigold ‘Naughty Marietta’, or for extra-large blooms try African Marigold ‘Moonstruck Orange.’

Sow marigold seeds from February to March in Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost.

Harden off throughout May and plant out once all risk of frost has passed.

Marigolds thrive best in full sun. 

To boost flowering feed with Gro-Sure All Purpose Plant Food or Gro-Sure 6 Month Slow Release Plant Food and dead head regularly.

Protect from slug damage using Growing Success Advanced Slug Killer.

Marigolds are also excellent for companion planting with tomatoes, which is a traditional method of natural pest control to prevent whitefly from infecting your tomato plants.

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