Nematode Control Marigold
Root-knot nematodes are common pests of many vegetables and flowers. Marigolds can be effective against them as a trap crop by planting them as a cover crop and then tilling them into the soil as green manure. In areas with short growing seasons, they should be planted in the previous season or 3-4 months before planting vegetable crops. Sow 1oz. per 1000sq. ft.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover
Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before the last frost date into early summer
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 36-40” x 18-24”
Spacing: 8-15" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained soil
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, and planters