Marigold Taishan Orange
Taishan Orange Marigolds have huge tightly petaled blooms that are 3 inches or more across and grows 10³ to 12³ tall..These dwarf African marigolds have shorter peduncles (the part of the stem directly below the bloom) and thicker stems which make them sturdier. Color is continuous because the secondary blooms come on even when the first blooms still look good.
Marigold roots emit a substance that deters root nematodes, so these make fine companion plants for nematode-susceptible vegetables.
Marigolds will also attract beneficial insects that will snack on the insects that are feasting on your plants. Beans, carrots, cabbages and tomatoes are just a few plants that benefit from having marigolds as a companion plant.
Select a location in full sun with good rich, moist, well drained organic soil. Heat tolerant but protect plant from excessive heat
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While sowing seeds make sure the soil is damp and not wet. Water the seeds as the soil starts to dry. It should always be moist, but never wet or muddy. Do not water the seeds if the soil is already moist to the touch, as overwatering your plant can be just as harmful as underwatering.
Keep the seedling tray in bright filtered light to begin with. Slowly introduce the plant to morning sun and bring it back in before the afternoon sun sets in. In a weeks time you can put it in direct sunlight.
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