LITTLE VEGGIE PATCH CO: Edible Flowers | Marigold
Very dwarf mixture of the crested French Marigolds, plants only grow to 30cms tall and produce bright coloured flowers in a mixture of orange and red hues. Easy to grow, suited to small pots.
Soil: Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Likes a well-drained soil type.
Soil pH Level: 6.5-7.0
Position: Full sun but won’t mind a little afternoon shading.
How to Plant: Sow directly into your patch when daytime temperatures regularly surpass 18-20 degrees. If still too cold, propagate in seed trays and transplant when conditions have improved.
Companion Plants: Marigolds are often used as companion plants, as they are reputed to deter pests. Particularly helpful with tomatoes.
Approximate no. of seeds: 75
Note: Seeds are sourced locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination.