•Get two varieties of marigold in one packet! Each packet contains some Aztec Mexican Marigold (Tagetes erecta) seeds and some Nematocidal Marigold (Tagetes patula) seeds. Both are great repellent plants for common garden insect pests, but the Nematocidal Marigold performs best in this regard, containing the highest concentration of alpha-terthienyl out of all currently available marigolds.
•Shipping: Shipped in a standard letter via USPS without tracking. Seed packet and envelope are made of 100% recycled paper. Plastic-free packaging!
•About Our Farm: While we are not certified organic, we do follow vegan organic (veganic) practices (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, and no domesticated animal inputs; just compost and love). All of our seeds are open-pollinated and were grown in Western North Carolina.
•Growing Instructions: Plant in full sun after last frost. Direct seed at a depth of 1/4” with 6-8” spacing. Mature spacing: 18-24.” Sprouts in 5-10 days. Ideal soil temp: 70-80 degrees F. Self-seeding annual. Both marigold cultivars can grow up to 2’-5’ tall. Mexican marigold produces beautiful orange and yellow blossoms throughout summer and mid-fall. Nematocidal Marigold produces smaller yellow flowers, which begin to bloom (and stay in bloom) slightly later than the Mexican marigold.Marigolds are also great companion plants for a variety of garden vegetables (basil, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash, and tomatoes). The petals are edible, too, and make for a colorful addition to raw salads. ***For maximum nematode repellency, plant marigolds in the same spot you plan to grow your vegetable crops. Allow the marigolds to grow for 2-3 months, then remove the marigolds and plant your main crops in that same spot.***
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