Tips for Growing Marigold
Days to Germinate: 05 to 14
Germination Temperature: 18 to 24 °C
Sowing Media / Soil Type: Peaty
Sowing Depth: 1/16 in.
Sowing Method: Direct sow, transplant recommended
Water: Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet
Sun: Prefers full sun
Notes: Cover the seed slightly as light inhibits germination. Prefers darkness to germinate, do not sow seed where it can receive light. Pat the seeds down gently in the sowing media. Fast and easy to grow from seed. Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Space 6-18 in. apart in full sun. Site in a neutral to slightly alkaline, average, well-drained soil. Pinch to promote compactness and deadhead to prolong flowering. Taller types may need staking. Very tolerant of exposure, heat, and humidity, but will need supplemental watering during droughts, though tolerates drought well. Water Marigolds at ground level, rather than with overhead irrigation.