Marigolds are an Indian favorite! A no-fuss annually flowering plant that brings the color of sunshine to your garden, as well as butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and other beneficial insects. Widely used in festivities and all auspicious occasions, the desi gendaphool is a must-have in every flower-lover's garden. These
If you tend to a vegetable garden (kudos!), marigolds are a great companion plant and can help protect your veggies from predators and pests.
Marigolds prefer brightly sunny areas enjoy full sun exposure. Although capable of growing in a part-sun environment, marigolds will never shine in these conditions. In addition to developing weaker and less prolific blooms, when grown in the shade, they become susceptible to powdery mildew and a host of rots that affect buds and stems.
It is best to water Marigolds at the base of the plant and not from overhead. The densely double flowerheads will tend to rot with excess moisture. Allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings, but do water regularly in high heat or dry weather. Marigolds growing in containers should be watered daily as containers dry out quickly.
How to Care for the Marigold Recap:
Bright Light: This is sun-loving plant.
Average Watering: These plants don't like to dry out so aim to keep the soil moist during the growing months. Water directly into the soil, not the foliage.
Warm Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred.
Watch out for spider mites, clean webby spots regularly.
- When a flower blossom dies, pinch/ cut the stem to the nearest set of leaves. this will encourage new blossoms.