Marigold Growing Information (American)

Marigold : American Marigolds

Seeds & Crop information :

Seed Count : approximately 250-400 seeds per gram.
Available as raw, detailed and coated seed.
Time from sowing to transplanting : 15-20 days
Time from transplanting to first flower : 40-45 days

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STAGE 1 (3-4 DAYS)

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STAGE 2 (4-7 DAYS)

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STAGE 3 (7-12 DAYS)

STAGE 4 (12-20 DAYS)

Growth Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Visual

pH : 5.8-6.0

At the end of stage 1, the root will have emerged and the cotyledons will be starting to unfurl. At the end of stage 2, the roots will be 2.5-5.0 cms.long. The cotyledons will have expanded fully. At the end of stage 3, roots should be 7.5-10 cms.long. The seedlings should be 2.5-5.0 cms.tall and the first two true leaves should be present. At the end of stage 4 the roots should hold the plug media together and able to pull the plug and media out of the tray in one mass.
Moisture Sow seed on a media having a medium moisture content. Seeds should be covered with a layer of sowing media to maintain moisture levels. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease. Alternate between moisture level 4 and 2 to avoid disease.
Growing Environment Keep under 70% plastic shade net. No shading required. No shading required. No shading required.
Lighting Light is not necessary for germination. Normal light. (Full sun) Normal light. (Full sun) Normal light. (Full sun)
Media Temperature Temp. 22-24 degrees centigrade. Temp. 20-21 degrees centigrade. Temp. 18-20 degrees centigrade. Temp. 17-18 degrees centigrade.
Fertilizer No fertilizer is required for germination. Begin feeding at 50-75 ppm nitrogen with a calcium nitrate based fertilizer. Feed 75-100 ppm of calcium nitrate mix. Refer Stage 3
Media EC

(Electro Conductivity)

EC not more than 0.5 0.5-0.75 0.75-1.0 Refer Stage 3