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By Strude

Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom Gb

The marigolds have finished flowering now and are looking quite untidy in the garden. Do I have to leave them in if I want them to set seed and how can I tell when they have? Thanks.



If they are big African marigolds I don't know as I've never left them to seed. Ordinary calendulas will set seed easily and there is no mistaking the seed heads, like round knobbly discs. They go brown when ripe. Don't leave too many or you will have them popping up everywhere!

17 Jul, 2013


if they are the african/french type dead heading will encorage a second flush. true for the english pot marigaold too, thinking about it. dead head and see if you get more. you can always leave one plant alone for it to set seed now if you are worried.

18 Jul, 2013

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