Adding African Marigolds To Your Garden
Looking to add a splash of color to your garden? Why not try planting African marigold seeds? These beautiful flowers come in a variety of colors, and are easy to grow from marigold seed. In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about growing African marigolds. We will discuss how to plant the seeds and how to care for your plants once they have grown.
Marigold Are Full Of Color
Most marigold flowers have a yellow or orange coloring. Some marigolds can be red, white, or brown. The height of a marigold plant can range from 6 inches to 4 feet. Marigolds typically have double rows of petals that are sometimes notched or fringed. The center of the marigold flower often contains many small, yellowish seeds.
Marigolds bloom in the summer and fall months. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) will encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. Today, many gardeners grow marigolds for their colorful flowers and strong scent. Some people also use marigolds to repel pests such as rabbits, deer, gophers, and cucumber beetles.
What are the different kinds of marigolds?
Marigolds are one of the most popular flowers in the world, and with good reason. They come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes, and they are relatively easy to care for. Most marigolds are annuals, meaning that they only live for one growing season. However, there are also a few species of perennial marigold, which can bloom for several years in a row.
The two most common types of marigold are the French marigold and the African marigold. French marigolds tend to be smaller than African marigolds, with dainty blooms in shades of yellow, orange, and red. African marigolds, on the other hand, are usually much larger, with bolder flowers in shades of gold and mahogany.
All About African marigolds
African marigolds (Tagetes erecta) are annual plants native to Mexico and Central America. They were introduced to Africa by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, and they have since become a common sight in gardens across the continent. African marigolds are easy to grow and require very little care. They are also highly drought-tolerant, making them ideal for hot, dry climates.
African marigolds typically reach a height of 1-2 feet and have strong, deep roots that help to anchor them in the ground. The flowers are yellow or orange and have a strong, pungent scent. African marigolds are often used in traditional medicine as a treatment for stomachaches, Fever, ringworm, and other ailments.
They are also considered to be lucky charms and are often used in magic spells and rituals. African marigolds contain several nutrients that are beneficial to human health, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein.
Growing Marigold from Seed
Whether you choose French or African marigolds, you’re sure to add a touch of beauty to your garden. These cheerful flowers are easy to grow and require very little care. So why not try planting some marigold seeds today? You may just be surprised at how easy it is to grow these beautiful flowers!
Marigolds are one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed, and they add a splash of color to any garden. To plant marigold seeds, simply scatter them on the surface of moistened potting mix or garden soil. Then, press the seeds lightly into the soil and water gently. Once the seedlings appear, thin them out so that they are spaced about six inches apart.
Marigolds prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Water your plants regularly, especially during periods of drought. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continued flowering. With a little care, your marigolds will bloom from late spring until the first frost of winter.
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Growing Flowers From Bulbs
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