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by rozy221 on April 02, 2006 11:21 AM
I'm growing a bunch of marigolds from seeds and I was wondering if they should be pinched for bushiness or if they take care of that themselves?
by mike57 on April 02, 2006 11:39 AM
HI rozy221.marigolds will get bushy all bye them selfs.good luck with them.your friend in gardening.mike57

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by ChristinaC on April 02, 2006 11:46 AM
I never pinch my marigolds either Rozy. They'll be fine.

Christina

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by njoynit on April 02, 2006 12:05 PM
mine get more blooms when I pinch,than when I don't.When it has 4 leafs when its starting to sprout up the next set.I pinch.It might also depend which kind.I've grown the gems,safari,some other 2 tone like safari and the common yellow gets about 1 1 1/2ft.never tried the tall ones.They are one of the easiest plants to grow from seed.

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by patches1414 on April 02, 2006 06:33 PM
Hi Rozy. [wavey]

I've never pinched back my marigolds and they always to fill out and get bushy on their own. However, I do deadhead them (pinch off the spent flowers) so they will produce more blooms and it keeps them neater looking. [Wink]

patches [kitty]

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by tkhooper on April 02, 2006 08:04 PM
I didn't pinch last year and had blooms galore and nice bushy plants. I didn't dead head because I was harvesting seeds.

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by dodge on April 02, 2006 09:42 PM
Marigolds.......are the easiest things to grow.. They do bushy alone,,, and they are great to plant among your vegetables to keep the bugs and pests off........The pests dont like the smell of marigolds.
I planted dwarf french and cracker jack talls this time, from seed..My CJ are really nice I will take a photo.

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by rozy221 on April 03, 2006 04:41 AM
Thanks for all the quick replies guys! That's great-1 less thing to worry about! Now if I can just keep them from getting any MORE leggy.....

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