MARIGOLD GROWING GUIDANCE
What To Expect (Day 1) :
Marigolds are low maintenance flowers with colorful blossoms ranging from bright yellow to various shades of red. Marigolds are generally maintenance-free after germination and only require minor attention prior to blooming, so sit back and wait for your garden to bloom!
Touchpoint 1 (Day 40) :
Your marigolds should now be beginning to put out small buds. If your marigolds seem a little bushy, take your snips and cut back some leaves, making sure not to trim any with buds on them. This will help your flowers stay full and compact. Your flowers should begin to bloom in the next few weeks!
Touchpoint 2 (Day 55) :
Your marigolds should all be starting to bloom by now! Once the marigolds flowers have established themselves, you remove some of the flowerheads to encourage your plant to grow bushier and continue to bloom (this is called deadheading). Marigolds don’t require deadheading, but if dying blossoms are regularly removed, it will encourage the plant to continue to bloom profusely. To deadhead a spent marigold blossom, snip its stem back to the nearest set of leaves (nodes).
Harvest (Day 80) :
After you’ve enjoyed your marigold garden in full bloom, you can either harvest the flowerheads or transplant the entire plant outside. Marigold petals are edible and can be used as a garnish or as decoration. To harvest just the flowerheads, snip where the blossom meets the stem using snips. If you’d like to transplant them outside instead of harvesting, simply take the entire SeedPod out of the SeedPod cup and bury about 3 inches into the soil. Depending on your planting zone, you may need to research additional steps to properly transfer your marigolds outdoors during the right season.