The Old Farmer's Almanac Petite Mixture Marigold Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, USA Origin, Flower Seeds

With vibrant yellow, orange and red flowers these Petite Mixture Marigolds look fabulous in any garden; but they’re also helpful as a protective companion plant for many vegetable varieties. Premium, non-GMO, open pollinated Petite Mixture Marigold Flower Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are proudly sourced from American farms.
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Extend The Season: Marigolds don't require deadheading; but pinching off dying blossoms will encourage new flowers.

Attract Pollinators: Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love these big, boldly colored blooms; and they’re great for dried and cut flower displays as well.

Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

Marigolds are a flower staple in gardens around the world. They provide vibrant yellow, orange and red flowers all season long, are easy to maintain, make great companion plants for vegetables, and attract pollinators too!

Growing Marigold Seeds: Marigolds are durable and easy to grow if given warmth and moisture. They're happy indoors or out in a wide variety of settings. Sow outdoors after the last frost, or begin indoors 6-8 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds together in moist, well-drained soil. Marigolds prefer full sun and can tolerate gardens prone to heat, drought and clay soils. Water well at the base of the plant, not from overhead, and allow soil to dry somewhat between waterings. Water more in high heat.

Blooming fantastic! Marigolds don't require deadheading; but pinching off dying blossoms will encourage new flowers.

Put marigolds to work in the garden as companion plants to help protect your tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and more from pests! Bonus... butterflies and bees love them too!

Wit & Wisdom: Marigolds can be dried for long-lasting floral arrangements. Strip foliage from perfect blossoms and hang them upside down. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Marigold Growing Guide!

Companion Planting: Marigolds make great companion plants for all vegetable gardens because they repel aphids & beetles.

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One of the best things about Marigolds is how easy it is to harvest their seeds for future use.

It’s very important to harvest Marigold seeds at the right time. Waiting too long – when the blooms are completely brown - can cause the seeds to starting rotting or producing mold; but seeds harvested too early might not be fertile. Plan on harvesting seeds when the Marigold blooms are dry at the base and are just starting to turn brown at the tip. If the base of the bloom still has a little bit of green, that’s OK.

If your blooms look ready; simply remove each one from its stem. 

Working on a flat surface; hold the base of each bloom and remove the leaves and petals. These can be thrown away; we will not be harvesting this part. Once these have been removed, open up the pod and you will see all of the little seeds inside attached to the base. Transfer all of the open pods to a plate or a paper towel and set aside. 

Marigold seeds are long and thin; are dark on one side and lighter on the other. 

Take each pod, and remove the seeds from the base by gently pulling. Once all of the seeds are removed from the pods, spread them out on a paper towel and discard the pods. 

In order to store Marigold seeds and to ensure they won’t go bad, they need to be completely dried out. Place seeds on an uncovered paper towel on a counter and allow to air dry. They should be ready to be stored away in about 7 days. 

Once your Marigold seeds are dried out place them in a paper envelope. Paper is ideal for storage as using plastic bags can allow the seeds to retain moisture which will ultimately make the seeds go bad. Don’t forget to label each envelope if you had multiple varieties of Marigolds so you know what to expect next season. These envelopes should be stored in a cool dry place until ready to be planted. 

TIP: If you had an abundance of marigold seeds; decorate the envelopes and give some seeds away as gifts!

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Marigold Seeds (Petite Mixture)

UPC Code 850008688348
Seed Count Approximately 200 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Open Pollinated, Flower
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 2-11
Scientific (Latin) Name Tagetes Patula
Other (Common) Names French Marigold
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Spring
Planting Depth 1/4 Inch
Plant Spacing 6 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun
Soil Preference Average, Moist, Well Drained
Moisture Preference Water well at the base of the plant, not from overhead, and allow soil to dry somewhat between waterings. Water more in high heat.
Time to Germination 7-21 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 56-63 Days
Growth Habit Short Bushy Mounds
Plant Height 6-8 Inches
Plant Spread 6-8 Inches
Fruit / Vegetable Size 1-2 Inches
Re-Seeding Harvest This Year's Seeds for Replanting Next Year
Deadheading Not Required (Pinching off dying blossoms will encourage new flowers.)

Reviews from Amazon

They all sprouted.

I put them in the sprouter and they all sprouted in a couple of days.

Seeds germinating well.

Seeds germinating well. Can't wait to see the blooms.

Grew easily last year and re-sprouted on their own this year!

I planted these seeds last fall in our garden for a pop of color and as a repellant for unwanted bugs, and they grew beautifully. I noticed already this spring they’re re-sprouting all over! I didn’t even need to re-seed. Very happy with this purchase :)

All seeds sprouted

All bc of the seeds sprouted and are growing very nicely! I’m happy I have more left to store for next season as well!! Would recommend!

Too early

Too early to review

So far, so good!

Sprouted in two days, we’ll see how they continue to do.Also provided faster than expected shipping.


On the bottom of the back it says it was packed for 2022!!!Perfect!I’m sure they’ll grow just fine!


Nothing ever grew

Dont buyb

This is a scam. This does not work at all. There is no seed in the package just some dried up bush which cannot grow.

Great value

I mean they are seeds it seems they all sprouted. I am very happy with this!