Marigold : French Marigolds
Seeds & Crop information :
Seed Count : approximately 300-350 seeds per gram.
Available as raw and detailed seeds.
Time from sowing to transplanting : 15-20 days
Time from transplanting to first flower : 30-35 days
|Growth Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
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|
|EC not more than 0.5||0.5-0.75||0.75-1.0||Refer Stage 3|