Where to plant:
Most marigolds prefer to be located in an area with full sun but will tolerate some shade. During times of extreme heat, some afternoon shade is beneficial.
How to plant:
Marigolds germinate quickly, sprouting within a few days and blooming in about 8 weeks, making them easy to grow from seed. Sow seeds directly outside after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has begun to warm up. Sow seeds 1/4″ inch seed starting mix. Keep moist, not wet. Provide 80 – 85 degree soil. Germination takes 15 – 45 days. Marigolds grown in containers can become overcrowded, so be sure to space them accordingly.
How to thrive:
Your marigold loves to listen to music. Did you know that some sounds can make the stomata on plants stay open longer (the tiny pores that act like lungs on plants) – which means they take in more air and grow faster! We recommend 1-3 hours per day…. flora + fana is a great place to start.