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French Marigolds are a wonderful pest deterent, especially of nematodes. Plant on bed borders and in amongst vegetables.

Height: 8-12” 20-30cm maximum                         Days to germination: 7-14 days 

Sowing: Indoors in pots from February. Outdoors from late April – May. 

Light preference: Full sun. Plant in amongst tomatoes and other veggies to deter aphids and nematodes. 

Soil requirements: Any                                   Spacing: 8”- 12” 20-30cm 

Harvest: Addition to small flower arrangements. 

Wildlife Benefits: Bumble bees, solitary bees, some butterflies and honey bees are attracted to these flowers. Leave the best flower heads to save seed from in autumn.

French Marigold Flowers

  • Each seed packet is hand painted. Inside is a planting guide on recommended months to sow the seeds, transplant them out and then when they should be ready to harvest. I have added the wildlife benefits for growing sunflowers. The artwork can be cut out and sent as a postcard. 

    The packet is made from 100% post consumer manila card waste. 

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