Marigold Seeds - English Pot Marigold
Marigold Seeds - English Pot Marigold
- Calendula officinalis
- Pack size: 90 seeds
- Time to germination: 7 - 14 days
- When to sow: March – May or August - September
- Spacing: 25cm+
- Soil preference: Well drained
- Light preference: Full sun, part shade
How to grow pot marigolds from seed
Sow thinly 1cm deep in mid spring or early autumn for overwintering directly where they are to grow. They look great as stand alone specimens in blocks or drifts or as we prefer, scatter marigold seeds around brassicas and other veg offering sporadic pops of colour. They look especially striking contrasted with our cavolo nero kale.
Companion planting with nasturtiums.
Plant marigolds close by to deter nematodes and attract beneficial insects that prey on pests while boosting pollination for your other fruit and veg. Recommended by the rhs as an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
Using Marigolds in the kitchen
Add colour to salads and other dishes with a garnish of gold-coloured petals. Marigolds edible flowers can also be battered and fried much the same as your courgette flowers! Petals can also be used as a saffron substitute
In the vase
Keep picking/dead-heading the flowers to ensure a continual harvest of this old time cut flower favourite up until the first frosts. Strip the lower eaves and bring some sunshine indoors.
We don’t encourage the use of floral preservatives at grow sow greener. These preservatives are often made up of heavy metals, germicides and fungicides and are less that great for the environment! Rather we encourage you try the following recipe. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with a ¼ tablespoon of bleach in 3.5 litres of water for a greener solution.
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Delivery and Packaging
All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!
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