How to Plant Marigold Seeds Indoors

marigold flowers grown indoors in a pot

Marigolds are a flowering plant that is often used to add beauty to gardens. They also have many beneficial attributes like preventing poisonous insects, keeping away bad and harmful bugs, or even killing the weed that is plaguing your garden. Marigolds are a great addition to any garden. They have an interesting flower and comes in a variety of colors. Some people grow them indoors or outdoors in their garden. 

If you want to plant marigold seeds indoors, you need to start with a potting soil that has coarse sand or perlite mixed in with it. Ensure that you have a container that is about 2 inches deep with drainage holes in the bottom and sides. Put the container on the windowsill and fill it with potting mix until it is about 3 inches deep. Plant your seed about ½ inch deep into the soil, spacing them evenly around the pot so they do not touch each other

To make sure your marigolds grow strong, water them each day with at least 1 gallon of water until they start growing above ground. 

Types of marigolds

There are four types of marigolds - African, French, English, and American.

English marigolds grow the best in cooler climates and are often used as a border plant. People often use them as an annual flower because they reseed themselves. They come from Central America. French marigolds grow best in warmer climates and are often used for cut flowers because they have a long vase life. They originated in Mexico. African marigolds grow best in tropical weather conditions and were brought to North America to be used for medicinal purposes. American marigolds grow well in any soil type and can be grown either as an annual or perennial plant depending on where it is planted.

Do marigolds need sun?

The answer to this question is yes! Marigolds are a tropical flower that thrives in sunlight and heat. They need warmth throughout the day, and a lot of light to grow well.

Without the sun, marigolds will not grow or bloom as well as they would if they were given the right amount of sunlight. To get the most out of your marigolds, be sure that they have enough light in their growing area.

How to fertilise marigold plant?

You should spray your marigold with water every day to keep its leaves from drying out. You can use old coffee grounds or compost to make the soil more fertile.

It is best to fertilize your marigolds with a liquid fertilizer, such as fish emulsion or liquid kelp, once a week and also use one teaspoon of slow-release pellets per plant per month. Alternatively, you could use Miracle-Gro All Purpose Plant Food once every two weeks and one tablespoon per plant per month.


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