July 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm ReplyjmqPrivate messageGreenhorn
Do French Marigolds reseed themselves?July 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm ReplyCarolPrivate messageGreen Thumb (moderator)
In many cases, yes, they self-seed if you let flowers dry.
“You got to be a gardener to appreciate dirty and muddy hands.”July 14, 2020 at 11:11 pm Replymosh306Private messageGreenhorn
What is the best way to plant french marigolds 25×20 centimetres?July 15, 2020 at 12:31 pm ReplygreensoulPrivate messageExpert gardener
@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.
In gardening, there’s always something you can’t control. This makes the experience so humbling. 🙂July 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm ReplyGerrygoluckyPrivate messageExpert gardener
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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