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How to Save Marigold Seeds – EASY Steps!

How to Save Marigold Seeds will give you step-by-step instructions on how to grow your own marigolds year after year.

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How to Save Marigold Seeds - Marigold Flowers in a Garden
How to Save Marigold Seeds

Fun Facts About Marigolds

Heirloom varieties of Marigold blooms will produce exact replicas of their parents. Hybrid marigold plants will grow flowers that vary from the parent plants.

The Aztecs believed that Marigolds had medicinal powers and being beautiful flowers.

Plant these beautiful blooms in your vegetable garden as an excellent companion plant to help with garden pests. Homesteaders like to plant marigolds around the perimeter of their vegetable gardens.

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Marigold Seed Pods on a Wooden Spoon
Marigold Flower Head

Here’s How to Save Marigold Seeds

Collect and Dry Marigold Flowers

Wait until after the first frost to cut off your dead Marigold seed heads at the base of each flower with clean shears. October is usually the best time to save your seeds at the end of the season.

Place them on a paper plate with edged sides and let them dry for at least a week. Keep in mind that moisture is the enemy of seed keepers, so you want to make sure your seeds are throughly dry. The edges on the paper plates is an easy way to keep your seeds in place. You could also use a paper towel to place your seeds on.

Keep the plates of dried Marigold heads in a dry place in your home.

How to Harvest Marigold Seeds

After the week is up, place the hulls between your fingers and rub them between your fingers to release the marigold seeds. The seed pods should remove the seeds easily.

How to Save Marigold Seeds - Hand with Marigold Seeds
How to Save Marigold Seeds – French Marigold Seeds

How to Save Marigold Seeds for Next Year

Save your Marigold seeds in a glass jar, paper envelope, or a brown paper lunch bag. Add a label to either the glass jar or envelope with the type of marigold seeds and the date. Store Marigold seeds in a dark place like a cool basement.

Giving your family and friends your homemade seed packets as gifts is a wonderful way to spread the beauty of flowers. Create a gift basket with gloves, a gardening book, gardening gloves, and a packet of Marigold seeds.

French Marigolds Seed Pods
French Marigold Seed Pods

How to Plant Marigold Seeds

You can start your Marigold seeds indoors before the first frost. If you prefer to plant your seeds in the garden, wait until after the first frost.

Marigold seeds are best planted at least one inch apart and no more than one inch deep in the soil. Plant your seeds where they will receive direct sunlight. You’ll soon have a whole new generation of marigolds to greet your visitors.

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