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I a quantity of marigold seed with poor germination rate.

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 3, 10 at 15:33

Last fall I collected perhaps a pound of marigold seed after and unexpected frost. The germination is quite poor, perhaps 1%.

Should I sow them thickly in a trench? Broadcast them and rake into the soil? Anyway I will probably get a few. I just wonder about the best technique to experiment with.

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RE: I a quantity of marigold seed with poor germination rate.

After a frost--Ty your germination rate is so poor. You probably got quite a few that were not ripe and the frost didn't help. Collect your seed before frost after the pods have turned brown. Let them dry for a few days inside, jar them and store in a cool dry place.

Do not sow them in a trench unless you want to do a lot of transplanting and any ditch will be burying them too deep. Broadcast them, rake in and water. Marigold seed has to be just covered with soil. Keep the area wet--but not too wet for a week and they should be up.

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