19 Review (s)

  1. Svetlana KUSPIS, Podolsk

    The place for the marigold seedlings must be sunny. True, the plants will take root in partial shade, but flowering will not be as intense as in the illuminated area.

    I fill the soil with mineral fertilizers in the spring. Therefore, marigolds for the season I feed only 1-2 times with phosphorus-potassium fertilizers (according to instructions) - in July and August. These elements contribute to a more magnificent flowering. But nitrogen should not be carried away: get a lush green mass to the detriment of the formation of new buds.

  2. Irina KOROZA

    If you want a plot or balcony to be fragrant with paints all summer, plant marigolds (the most common are B. rejected, erect and thin-leaved)!
    The flower in Latin is called tagetes, in honor of one of the gods who taught people how to find treasures in the earth. The Spaniards who conquered Mexico, from where this plant spread, indeed, often
    in those places where marigolds grew, precious metals were found. Seedlings grown in the house are planted in open ground only after the threat of frost has passed. Marigolds tolerate transplants very well at any age, even in the flowering phase, so you should not rush into this.
    Preferences and Care
    Plants are undemanding to the composition of the soil, but still prefer humus-rich, light, permeable soil. When planting, overly moist, compacted, and oversaturated fertilizer soils should be avoided.
    Marigolds are especially sensitive to an excess of nitrogen: a green mass develops to the detriment of flowering, plants are more susceptible to diseases and pests.
    The flower is photophilous, although it grows well in partial shade, drought tolerant, but in dry, hot weather, I water it well.
    I regularly remove dry inflorescences, which contributes to the laying of new flower buds and more abundant flowering of bushes.
    If whitefly attacks tagetes, I treat it with Aktara, and with a tick, I use Fitoverm (according to instructions).
    Many gardeners plant these flowers to protect vegetables, young fruit trees and shrubs from various pests. If possible, I “hook” seedlings into potato aisles to protect tubers from omnivorous worms. It is also very convenient to plant marigold plots with garden strawberries.

  3. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Flowers - "orderlies" I call marigolds: they grow up everywhere, decorate the site and please the eye
    Among other things, they are also "healers" who are of great benefit.
    Marigolds are rich in volatile, which kill bacteria and fungi. They scare away the weevil from wild strawberries. I plant undersized varieties of cabbage from a cabbage fly, these flowers help both from fleas and from a spider mite. Before, I didn’t know that a solution for spraying plants was prepared from marigolds. I do it this way: I collect plants during flowering, dry, then chop, put half in a bucket. I fill it with warm water and insist for two days in a dark place, then filter it, add 40 g of soap - and spray the plants. Such processing will not bring any harm.
    But next to the legumes marigolds can not be planted, they depress their growth. After marigolds it's good to plant onions, potatoes, strawberries


    Marigolds grow in our dacha not only in the flower garden, but also in the old buckets, flower pots, tire covers

    At the end of the season. collecting seeds, bushes pull out and send to the compost pile, and the "velvety" soil from the containers in which the flowers grew, poured into plastic bags In the spring, I mix it with purchased soil and use for sowing seeds, picking seedlings - shoots appear amicably, seedlings grow together, seedlings grow strong . And all this is due to the antibacterial properties transmitted to the soil by the marigolds.

  5. Svetlana Ryzhkina, the flower grower

    Seeds of Tagetis (marigolds) in the soil sow in May. Flowering - a month later. But in the middle zone until 10 June, plants should be sheltered from frost.

    Marigolders scare off numerous pests. Therefore, I grow them in the aisles of cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, and also on the edges of beds with other crops. As a result, I do not have nematodes, aphids, onion fly, white wing, weevil.

    In the autumn, the dull plants of the marigolds are not removed into the compost, but are closed directly into the soil with a Fokine flat-top cutter. The result is amazing: on my plot in the spring the Colorado beetle is an order of magnitude smaller than that of the neighbors. Practically there is no nematode, eating root crops. And, very importantly, the wireworm was gone.
    But remember: in a large number of marigolds oppress neighboring vegetables. You can not put them next to the legumes.

  6. Tatyana

    Marigolds (Tagetes) not only bloom beautifully - they can become the best helpers in the fight against harmful nematodes. These microscopic worms live in the soil, where they feed on the roots of plants, and all in a row, which directly affects the development of the latter. Of course, there are many chemicals that can destroy the soil infection, but for the garden this is not the best choice.

    It is much more reasonable to solve the problem ecologically - to plant next to vegetable plants, the roots of marigolds (especially tagetes patula) contain sulfur-containing substance thiophene, which is a deadly poison for nematodes. Thiophene is released when the worms damage the root membrane.

  7. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Description. This variety is very cute, compact, forming bushes with a height of only 25 cm. Shoots are thick-leafed, with small leaves. But usually the flowering is so abundant that these very leaflets are not visible.

    The flowers are bright, orange, up to 5 cm in diameter, somewhat resembling the flowers of a carnation.

    They are dismissed from June to September. Agrotechnics. The plant is unpretentious, but it feels best in lighted areas with fertile, friable, moderately moist soil. It tolerates slight shading, but the largest and brightest flowers are obtained in the sun. Marigolds rejected are drought-resistant, but in particularly hot periods the bushes should be watered.

    Reproduction. Propagated only by seeds, which can be sown immediately into the open ground at the end of May. And if you want to get a beautiful flowering seedlings by early summer, in March, sow them in pots and put them on the window. Using. Marigolds are good in group and single plantings.

    Low grades are ideal for the design of containers, as well as for creating curbs.

    In addition, marigolds are also in some way gardeners of the garden, capable of repelling pests and pathogens, as well as decontaminating the soil. Therefore, they can be planted next to vegetable crops.


  8. Natalia GOFAROVA, village Lyubokhna, Bryansk region.

    I discovered the amazing properties of the marigolds. I planted them next to the beds of onion and cabbage, and I did not have to contend with the invasion of onion flies and cabbage whitecaps. My landing was unscathed!
    Now for the prevention of pests, I cook from the marigold infusion. Fresh stems and inflorescences crush and fill them with a bucket half, top up with warm water (40-60 °) and I insist for two days. Then I filter this infusion, add to it 50 ml of liquid soap and I spray it with the resulting liquid of the plant.
    In autumn, cut stubby stems and inflorescences of marigolds and bury them in the beds for the winter. Thanks to this measure, I prevent the development of pathogenic fungi that cause fusarium. Here they are, marigolds - real orderlies in the garden!

  9. Alla Vyacheslavovna DEMCHUK

    Seeds of charming marigolds can be collected every year, unless you, of course, grow hybrids of F1 hybrids. They in the second and subsequent generations are splitting varietal traits, and you can be cruelly deceived in the expectations of flowering of your favorite variety.
    For selection, it is recommended to collect seeds from terry flowers, in which there are more female reed flowers. Marigold seeds ripen in about 40 days. With the onset of wet weather, so that the flower does not rot, it can be broken off and put to ripen until it dries completely. But marigold needs dry and sunny weather to form seeds. The largest seeds are in upright marigolds. Marigolds rejected have a slightly smaller weight and size of seeds, and the smallest and lightest seeds have marigold thin-leaved.
    In the second half of the summer the marigolds are not watered at all, in order for them to form full-fledged seeds with a high content of a dry residue. They are collected as they mature in August-September.
    Marigolds are a cross-pollinated crop. Therefore, if there are plants of different varieties nearby, then you can
    expect that the varietal characteristics of flowers grown from seeds harvested here will undergo serious changes: they may lose their sweat, change color, increase or decrease the height of the bush. So it's best if plants of the same variety are planted nearby.
    Seeds, similar to matches, should be black, oblate, oblong or narrow wedge shaped. Size depends on the variety. To make the seeds large, tear off the bottom flowers on the plant. The remaining ovaries will receive more nutrition, and the ripening of the seeds will accelerate. Germination of such seeds retain several years. And the dried flowers can be used as a spice, they remind both saffron and tarragon.
    After drying and cleaning it is desirable to store the seeds in paper bags in the room conditions away from the heating devices. If the seeds are not accumulated for one year ahead, it is better to store them in a cool room with low humidity.

  10. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Marigolds for sweet gourmet
    These beautiful inhabitants of the garden tirelessly blossom all summer. If they are planted along the perimeter of the beds or between tomatoes, then the scent of their leaves and stems they will scare off the insect pests from the vegetables, and the root secretions of the harmful nematodes that live in the soil. Many gardeners grow marigolds exclusively as ornamental plants. And few people know that the leaves and flowers of some species can be used as a seasoning in the kitchen.
    Marigold licorice (Tagetes filifolia) have, as the name suggests, licorice aroma, their leaves can be seasoned with desserts and salads, as well as
    add to liqueurs made on the basis of herbs. Marigolds radiant (Tagetes lucida), or, as they are also called, Mexican tarragon, really have a pronounced taste of tarragon with pleasant notes of honey and anise. Leaves and flowers of this plant are ideal for making fragrant tea, tonic drinks and alcoholic infusions. Marigolds thin-leaved (Tagetes tenuifolia) grow in the form of compact small bushes. Spicy, tangerine-like flowers and leaves of representatives of this species will be an excellent addition to spicy and sweet sauces, as well as desserts.

  11. Lidia NOVIKOVA

    Against Colorado
    I noticed that the calendula and marigolds planted in the garden are not simply adorned, but also help to fight pests, scaring them away with their smell. Earlier, flowers were sown "by a string" on the edge of beds with vegetables, between strawberry bunches, and now I plant marigolds and potatoes.
    Pine sawdust (left after working with wood) also became the management for the Colorado beetle. Recently, I sprinkle them under the potato bushes - and the beetles are much smaller than in previous years, which allows them to be collected manually.

  12. Larisa SHCHERBINA, Moscow Region

    When we bought the cottage, my husband went in for the garden, and I - in the flower garden. First I decided to grow something simpler, and my choice fell on marigolds. Now they grow in our flowerbed and in the garden.
    In February-March I fall asleep in boxes of peat, humus and sand (2: 1: 0,5). The resulting mixture is disinfected with a solution of potassium permanganate. When it dries, I make grooves with a depth of 2 cm and sow the seeds of marigolds. Surface of the soil is moistened from the spray. If you do this from a watering can, you can blur the planting. When there are shoots, every day I air them.
    I transplant seedlings into the flower garden after it finally gets warmer. I place it both in open and in shaded places. Since my marigolds are not very large, I plant them according to the scheme 30 × 30 cm, and I plant them 2 cm deeper than they grew in the drawers. Having learned that marigolds disinfect the soil and drive away some pests, I began to grow them in the garden.

  13. Vera Konstantinovna ZHOLTIKOVA

    I believe that such beautiful flowers as marigolds should be on every site. And that's why.
    • First, they are unpretentious to the place of cultivation, are not afraid of the sun, shadow, moisture or drought.
    • Secondly, they are very easy to grow with seeds.
    • Thirdly, the seeds remain germinating for 6 years.
    • Fourth, plants can be planted at any time during vegetation.
    • Fifth, with the help of marigolds, curbs, flower beds, flower beds are beautifully formed.
    And, finally, these plants successfully perform a sanitary function in the garden, protecting the planting from insect pests.
    Today the assortment of varieties of all kinds of colors and sizes is very wide. So you can choose flowers to your taste.

  14. Tamara Konstantinovna Nosova, Ufa region

    Marigolds and apples
    Especially I sow a box of marigolds in March, so that by the time the apple-trees have blossomed, they have already blossomed with might and main. Then from my special bed, where the marigolds are already planted, I pull out 7-10 plants for each apple tree and hang them in crowns. They work best until they are completely dried up, withered. And how completely withered - I change to fresh. Not a single hole in apples!

  15. Svetlana Kondakova, Barnaul

    Spice from flowers
    I know that marigolds can be used as spices. And what better to take for this, because there are so many varieties?

    • Svetlana

      Marigolds as Imeretian saffron should take the most average: not too small, not too double. The combination of dark red and yellow shades in the inflorescence approximately 3: 1. It is necessary to prepare freshly dissolved. not yet pollinated flowers. Baskets are broken in half along, laid out in one layer under a canopy in the breeze, and preferably in a dryer. Dry raw materials are ground in a mortar or coffee grinder. And for the recipes of use - please come to the Caucasus!

  16. Antonina MEDVEDEVA, Krasnodar Territory

    "Velvet" earth
    Probably many summer residents put on the site fragrant marigolds in old buckets, pots or other containers. In late autumn, the plants have to be cleaned, but I do not advise you to throw out the land from under the nickname. I, for example, always keep such soil till the spring. And with the onset of a new summer season I add it to the substrate for planting seedlings. On such soil shoots appear amicably, and the seedlings grow strong. This is due to the fact that the marigolds have antibacterial properties and disinfect the soil on which they grow. Ivan AVERIANOV, p. Naruksovo, Nizhny Novgorod region
    Treat the tomatoes with breadcrumbs
    To make tomatoes grow faster and stronger, use the proven method. When planting tomatoes in the soil, add to each well a handful of rye breadcrumbs and wood ash. After such a meal, the stems of tomatoes will become stronger, and the fruits will be noticeably larger.

  17. OLGA

    In the winter, sorting out the stocks of seeds of annuals, it is necessary to make a choice between "favorite" and hardy. Outside of competition, marvelous marigolds remain erect.
    Recently, breeders have bred many varieties that differ in plant size (from dwarf to tall). Inflorescences - from pale yellow to orange. I really love tall. I plant seeds in early spring, in April, right in the ground, in open areas around vegetable beds. When the plants sprout, I thin out the seedlings. Watering abundantly, but not often. The main thing that marigolds need is light and warmth. My orange “suns” bloom in late July and delight until
    frosts. And the value of these plants is what.
    Firstly, I can always make a bouquet of marigolds. Secondly, I pull out the extra, overgrown plants and treat them with rabbits and poultry, because in addition to nutrients, the plant contains antiseptic substances. Thirdly, I always dry flower heads for the winter - I use them for diseases of the digestive system. And last but not least. I noticed that vegetables growing near my sunny flowers are less susceptible to diseases and pests. Here they are, marigolds - beautiful and useful!

  18. Maksim

    Marigolds blossom abundantly all summer, without taking offense at us, when we forget to water them or feed them. I'm just delighted with these simple flowers!
    I sow marigold seeds in my country house in mid-May. This plant has one important feature - it withstands transplanting even during abundant flowering.
    And when some flower beds are already thinning out (from the marks of the ball of the children's football team and visits of pets), marigolds come to the rescue, replacing the dead flowers.
    They will cover those plants, which early bloom. I have long noticed that where marigolds grow, there are far fewer pests. So, these plants are treating the soil!
    Their smell does not like the whitefly, so I put a few
    pots of marigolds in a greenhouse. Or I break a small bed in front of the greenhouse - both beautifully and the pests will not fly.
    In the autumn, when digging up the ground, I throw in the soil crushed flowers, especially on future potato and tomato beds.
    So if the soil is contaminated with something, be sure to plant these unpretentious flowers. Marigolds also have medicinal properties. When my daughter went to kindergarten, the nurse asked us, parents, to dry the flowers of marigold flowers, especially with large yellow flowers. If there was an outbreak of hepatitis in the city, all children were given tea, brewed with these flowers. The disease went around us.


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