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!
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.
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.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Marigold Seeds (Petite Mixture)
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Seed Type||Non-GMO, Premium|
|Hardiness Zone||USDA 2-11|
|Seed Count||Approximately 200 Seeds|
|When to Plant||Spring|
|Packed for Year||2021|
|Scientific (Latin) Name||Tagetes Patula|
|Planting Depth||1/4 Inch|
|Plant Spacing||6 Inches|
|Time to Germination||7-21 Days|
|Time to Maturity / Harvest||56-63 Days|