(Tagetes patula) Easy-to-grow annual makes an excellent first gardening adventure for children. In fact, my first seed saving experience was helping my grandmother collect the seeds off her heirloom marigolds when I was barely more than a toddler. Short, 6-8" plants bloom profusely in vibrant shades of orange and red. Lace-like foliage has a distinct scent that is rumored to repel rabbits and roots have been demonstrated to repel nematodes. Approx. 250 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: After danger of frost has passed, sow seeds 1" apart, 1/4" deep in a prepared garden bed. After germination has occurred, thin to one plant every 8-10 inches. Keep watered, but do not fertilize as this will encourage foliage growth at the expense of blooms.
These seeds arrived quickly,
germinated right away and look hardy and strong. I will definitely buy from you again.
Loved the seeds. They germinated within a week!