Marigold, African

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Here are some key steps to follow when growing African Marigold:

1. Choosing the Right Location

African Marigold thrives in full sun, so it is important to choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Ensure that the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.

2. Preparing the Soil

Before planting, prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris. African Marigold prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (around 6.0-7.0). Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve soil fertility and drainage.

3. Watering and Fertilizing

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plants deeply once a week, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overhead watering, as wet foliage can increase the risk of fungal diseases. Apply a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms.

4. Pruning and Deadheading

To encourage bushier growth and prolong flowering, pinch back the tips of the plants when they reach a height of 6-8 inches. Remove spent flowers regularly by deadheading, as this will prevent the plant from diverting energy into seed production and instead focus on producing more blooms as well as look tidier.



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