Marigold Seeds - English Pot Marigold

£2.25 £0.99

Perfect for pollinators and a children's’ garden these striking daisy like flowers look great in profusion above aromatic green foliage. Especially useful in the veg patch to fill gaps whilst attracting beneficial pollinators and predators. These versatile plants (with edibe flowers) are also rumoured to deter unwanted nematode attack. Plant Pot Marigold this season and garden greener.

  • 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.


Shipping & Delivery

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Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £45 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.95 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £4.90 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £6.85 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £45

Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

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