Marigolds are annual plants, easy to grow, and they germinate quickly. These plants can grow in the ground also in containers.
Healthy marigold plants require plenty of air circulation, so do not plant them in small pots. Give them at least 6 hours of sunlight and water them when the top 1-inch soil is dry.
Make sure your potted marigold plant has a drainage hole and enrich them with the best potting mix. Take 1:1:1 proportion of soil, sand, and compost.
These plants attract butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and many useful insects that help in pollination. No doubt marigolds act as protectors for vegetable gardens in terms of repelling unwanted bugs.
Propagating marigold is also one of the easy processes. You can propagate new plants by saving seeds from flowers. Allow flowers to dry completely after drying remove the petals and use the seeds. It will germinate quickly they start sprouting in a few days and starts to bloom after or within 8 weeks.
Pruning will improve the appearance of the plant and encourage further blooming later in the season. Pinching young plants will help promote bushier growth.
Fertilize your marigold plant with natural fertilizers like rotted cow manure, compost, and kitchen waste. You can also give liquid fertilizers monthly once they provide essential nutrients to the plants, thereby helping them grow.
Marigolds are available in many colors and varieties. Check your nearby nursery garden. It is the best choice to keep so many marigolds in your garden that has many benefits.