Marigold Red Gem – Seed Tape 6M (3x2m) Companion Plant ~585 Seeds

£2.39

Tagetes marigolds can be used as ‘companion plants’, this is due to their leaves having a strong scent which deters some pests. It is commonly paired with tomato or cucumber plants as they defer whitefly

Red Gem is a popular variety producing hundreds of petite flowers on each plant with low mounds of neat lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. Height 23cm (9in). The edible citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too.

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Marigold Red Gem – Seed Tape 6M (3x2m) Companion Plant ~585 Seeds

Tagetes marigolds can be used as ‘companion plants’, this is due to their leaves having a strong scent which deters some pests. It is commonly paired with tomato or cucumber plants as they defer whitefly

Red Gem is a popular variety producing hundreds of petite flowers on each plant with low mounds of neat lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. Height 23cm (9in). The edible citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too.

Cultivation advice Marigold Red Gem – Seed Tape 6M (3x2m) Companion Plant ~585 Seeds

Seed tapes are the easiest way to sow vegetables, the seeds have been incorporated in a bio-degradable paper tape which ensures the correct spacing and minimises the need for thinning.  The seeds simply germinate through the tape in position.

 

  • Sow Late May-June  direct to the growing position outside or March-April in a greenhouse
  • Prepare the soil in your chosen growing location, removing any weeds and raking to a fine tilth.
  • Make a shallow drill in the soil and simply roll out the tape in the groove. Tape can be cut to suit row length.
  • Cover very thinly with soil, water lightly, mark the row with a label and ensure the soil is kept moist.
  • The seed is pre-spaced on the tape; however, you may need to do a small amount of thinning on some varieties as they develop depending on the germination rate achieved.