French Marigolds reseed or not

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  • #636
    jmqjmq
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    Do French Marigolds reseed themselves?

    #639
    carolCarol
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    In many cases, yes, they self-seed if you let flowers dry.

    #643
    mosh306mosh306
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    What is the best way to plant french marigolds 25×20 centimetres?

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    greensoulgreensoul
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    @jmq They do but sometimes not successfully due to (I believe) natural factors like wind which carries away the seeds. I tried letting them self-seed for several years and there was a few times where nothing grew. I live in a place where it can get quite windy beginning of spring.


    @mosh306
    that should be fine because what’s advised in garden stores is 20 to 30 cm between plants.

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    gerrygoluckyGerrygolucky
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    Hi @mosh306 20×25 cm is fine yes. I have this rule of thumb: if I’m only planting a line then I’ll plant them closer together (so 20cm for your marigolds) but if I’m covering a surface like a square or rectangle I’ll give them more space (so 25 in this case). Also when I’m planting a surface I shift each row by half a spacing, it looks nicer kinda like the stars on the US flag.

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