How to Grow Marigold (Tagetes)

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To grow marigold, also known as tagetes, plant them in potting soil or compost in a sunny area with lots of water. Grow marigold with tips from a professional gardener in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolonda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from We are learning all about marigolds or tagetes or tagetes, however, you want to pronounce it. They are a beautiful beautiful plant. They are considered an annual over the Northwest because they don't always make it over the Winter so they are a beautiful plant that adds so much color to the garden. So marigolds or tagetes are a beautiful plant. They do great in containers or in a garden. They will grow almost anywhere but they need full hot sun. They have really got to have a sunny spot. They love to grow with other Summer plants too and they kind of do better when they are in groups. Now the roots themselves, this plant right here doesn't have a whole lot of roots. I'm amazed for this big plant off of just a little root. So it just shows you right there they don't need a lot of care, they don't need a lot of space. You can put them in containers or put them in the garden. You can put them in clay, you can put them in sand. They'll probably grow anywhere but they really do like potting soil or compost the best and a sunny spot and lots of water when they are growing in the Summer. They'll die off in the Winter and then you'll just have to plant them again in the Spring. They are just a really pretty garden plant. This was just a tiny little start when I planted it a couple of months ago and it has just grown and grown and grown. I love the yellow color. I love the shape and periodically too if they get out of control you can trim them back and shape them so that they are a little more even and a little more round but like I said before they'll grow pretty much anywhere there is a sunny spot and they'll give you lots of color from the Summer through the Fall. They are a great garden plant and marigolds are really one of those plants that reminds me of my childhood and you need it in your garden so you can remember yours as well.