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Marigold 'Tomato Growing Secret'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

Canny gardeners have been growing white fly repelling African and French marigolds alongside their tomatoes for decades. But we know that some marigolds make better white fly deterrents than others, and we've discovered the best there is! We're keeping the variety name under wraps, but we're happy to make it available to serious tomato growers. Try it this season alongside greenhouse and outdoor tomatoes - you'll even see your tomato plants grow better and bear more fruit with our marigolds around them.

 

Culinary note: French Marigold flowers are edible.

Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (50 marigold seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sow seeds late winter to mid spring 3mm (1/8in) deep at 21-24.C (70-75F) in a good seed compost. Germination usually takes 5-10 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 8cm (3in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions.

For use as a Nematode and Whitefly repellant plant between the tomatoes in the greenhouse border or outside after hardening off , two or three tagetes for each tomato should prove sufficient.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Seems to help the tomatoes

    By Andrew Towell 23-12-2016

    I've grown Fresh Marigolds with my tomatoes and I really do think it helps them, I'll be buying a pack of these types for the summer. It's not stated in the description but Tagetes patula is also good at combating root leson (Pratylenchus) nematodes.

    Ryan
    28-12-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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