Marigolds have been a popular addition to an indoor or outdoor vegetable garden for many years. They provide visually stunning results and have various health benefits as well. They are not only attractive but also help the soil retain moisture, regulate temperature and improve air circulation in the garden. There are dozens of varieties of marigolds on the market. Knowing what to look for and how to use them in your garden will ensure you are able to grow an amazing garden filled with colorful blooms.
Choosing marigolds is not a decision to be taken lightly. You should understand what they are, how they work, how to grow them and how to harvest them safely. Some marigolds are more suitable for larger gardens while others are more appropriate for container gardening. They all provide gardeners with satisfaction and gratification when they are harvested. The type of garden you select will depend upon the type of flowers you would like to grow as well as the color of your marigolds.
In an indoor vegetable garden the marigold will provide color as well as a beautiful focal point for the decor. Marigolds can be grown alone or you can add several types to your existing garden. If you prefer to use marigolds in a container, they will need to be replanted every few years.
When growing marigolds outside, they can provide color as well as the same benefits of indoor planting. However, there are several differences between outdoor and indoor gardening. In an outdoor garden, you will have to ensure that the soil is very well drained and that it receives an ample amount of sunlight. Also, there will be a greater chance of disease in an outdoor garden because of insects and animals.
Marigolds tend to be quite delicate plants and do require that you take good care of them. Because of this, you should place marigolds in a location that receives indirect sunlight, but does not get too much. These plants will also need to be watered often. When selecting the location of your garden, consider where you are going to place the water source as well. Marigolds will thrive if they receive an adequate amount of sunlight, but you may also have to place them under a shade during the cooler months of the year.
Many people choose marigolds for their colorful flowers, but they can also be used to accent the design of a garden. You can place a single pure marigold in a spot where you want to create an area of peace and beauty. Another nice idea is to plant marigolds with a few other flowers in a container. This can make a nice display along a walkway or beside a window.