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Is it too early to plant out African Marigolds?


By Jo_art

dorset, United Kingdom Gb

I have raised three trays of African Marigold (space hopper) from seed and are now fully established in their trays and are at 5/6'' in height. Is it too early to plant them out into their large containers? I live in a very sheltered mild position in Dorset.



It's too early to plant out, pot them on for bigger and better results.

17 Apr, 2009


If you have a lot of seedlings why not plant a number just to see how they go on? You could note the results for subsequent years.

17 Apr, 2009


thank you for the reply, do you think 8 cm pots are ok per plant? Not sure where I am going to find the room though!

17 Apr, 2009


Hello Jannie

actually that was what my initial thoughts were, I have quite a few so I might do that with a couple. Trouble is, the plants are starting to bolt and bend over, that's why I was hoping I could get them all out now. Guess it's best to wait !

17 Apr, 2009


Much too soon to be planting our annuals... they definitely need potting on 8cm is probably bigger than you need.

17 Apr, 2009


Thank you moon grower, I feared as much. Off to buy pots....

17 Apr, 2009

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