GROWING METHOD OF MARIGOLD FRENCH:
Planting Distance: 30 cm apart in flowerbeds or 25 cm pots.
Watering: Water the marigold plants twice a week in winters, every alternate day in summers. Provide plenty of water to potted plants as well.
Feeding: French Marigolds perform well in light soil. These should not be given too much manure as they will produce more vegetative (leafy) growth and fewer blooms.
Plant care: Marigolds are hardy plants and are rarely attacked by diseases. In poorly drained soil, footrot caused by Phytophthora may occur. Prophylactic spray or drenching with Blitox is helpful in checking the foot rot.
Bloom time: 2-2.5 months after sowing of seeds.
Pinching: The seedlings tend to produce flower buds at a comparatively young stage. These should be pinched off to obtain bushy and compact growth.