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  • November 14, 2017

    Good post. I certainly love this website. Continue the good work!

  • Z
    April 10, 2018

    It should be noted that of the two species of marigold, only the calendula (‘pot’) varieties should be eaten. The tagetes (‘French’) varieties can be quite poisonous. But they both work well for insect and animal control in the garden.

  • April 10, 2018

    It should be noted that of the two species of marigold, only the calendula (‘pot’) varieties should be eaten. The tagetes (‘French’) varieties can be quite poisonous. But they both work well for insect and animal control in the garden.

  • Wyverne
    May 17, 2019

    Could you please comment on growing marigolds and nasturtiums in autumn in north east Victoria? Temperatures are already down to 1 degree in the mornings.

    • May 21, 2019

      They could be a bit tricky in your climate at that time of the year. Have you succeeded in keeping them alive in the colder times in the past or do you know any local gardeners who have done so?

  • Wyverne
    May 21, 2019

    Thanks, Peter. Have planted a few seeds and covered the ground with straw. Will see what happens.

  • May 13, 2020

    My narstsiums are doing well right now….la…full 0f blooms and flowers…..watering worries me…..they get afternoon western sun…..tempt can be 100+ some days

  • Brenda
    July 17, 2020

    I found that adding Cosmos with these two seeds works wonderfully in protecting plants in your garden; additionally, you get beautiful colors with the mix! Also, my plants get water and are doing GREAT here in OH in the humidity and hot temps we are getting almost daily. I have not separated the watering from the regular veggie garden… but it has deterred flowering a bit.

  • Gillian Krink
    January 3, 2021

    I am in Townsville and am attempting to grow a nasturtiums on an A frame. I have a lot of leaders which are dry and looks dead in the middle but the end are green, they don’t seem to want to climb up the trellis that I have made for them. Don’t they climb?

    • January 4, 2021

      My experience is more that they spread over the ground, but I think they could climb. They don’t have curly things on their runners like beans or cucumbers to hold so you would need to guide them

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