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Questions About Marigolds

Asked by
gypsy2012 on
July 13, 2012

Q. How do I get rid of earwigs?

Earwigs are destroying my Marigolds. What can I do to get rid of them? They are chewing the foliage until there is hardly any left and the blossoms are dying, not sure what will get rid of them. HELP!!

Answered by
Nikki on
July 14, 2012
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I would recommend neem oil. It is safe for people, pets and beneficial bugs but kills most of the bad bugs. Here is more information on it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

This article will also help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/removing-earwigs-from-the-garden.htm

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Asked by
flowercrazy on
July 19, 2012

Q. How do you get rid of bugs eating my flowers?

I’ve planted many varieties of flowers in a very sunny bed, but many have succumbed to leaf hoppers or other bugs. I have sprayed with Sevin but still have many blooming plants with the blooms ate off of them. Even Marigolds!

Answered by
Nikki on
July 19, 2012
Certified Expert
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Try neem oil. It is safe and effective. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
grannyde6 on
July 30, 2012

Q. why are my marigolds dying?

I have a patch of marigolds that appear to be dying. They did this last year also. The leaves look grey from the root up. I have been watering them frequently. It has been excessively hot here.

Answered by
Heather on
August 7, 2012
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It sounds like it may be grey mold. This article will help:
http://flowers.about.com/od/Pests-And-Diseases/p/Get-Rid-Of-Fuzzy-Grey-Mold-On-Flowers.htm

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Asked by
grif on
August 7, 2012

Q. Do Marigolds Make Seeds From Blooms

I have some very good large, yellow marigolds in a border and want to save seeds if they produce any.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 8, 2012
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Yes, they produce seeds and will oftentimes even re-seed themselves in ideal conditions. You can simply let the blooms fade and then cut the dried, spent blooms from the plant. Place them in a brown paper bag. When you are ready for planting next season, just gently pull the dried petals off and the seeds can be easily removed.

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Asked by
lancea on
June 9, 2013

Q. Marigolds

I recently purchased a few flats of marigolds from a nearby nursery. The tags say they should range in size from 6-24 in, depending on variety. So I planted them in 4 different rows according to claimed height, but they are all growing about the same, the so-called tall varieties aren’t any taller than the short ones. Am I doing something wrong? I fertilize on a weekly basis with a bloom enhancing fertilizer. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 9, 2013
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Give them time to mature. In a few weeks, 4-6, you will see differences in the heights. Are you using the fertilizer according to package directions? Over fertilizing is worse than none.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 29, 2014

Q. Marigold in Container

If I plant Marigold seeds in a plastic vase/pot, do I need to drill holes in the pot? Thank you!

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Yes, any plant you have in a container should have adequate drainage, so if there are no holes in your pot, then it is best to add some.

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Asked by
colincarr1133 on
May 27, 2014

Q. french marigolds

I have some French marigolds but they keep dying. Can you help please? I have paid out three times for marigold plants but for some reason they keep dying. What can I do to stop this?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 28, 2014
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This article goes over basic marigold care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/marigold/growing-marigold-flowers.htm
If you don't think there is anything cultural that is killing the marigolds, there might be some disease in the soil, or some other problem with the site. Try growing something else in that spot.
You can also try to get some analysis of the soil. http://mastergardeners.org.uk/get-involved/find-your-nearest-master-gardener/ will give you some assistance with that.

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