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    kritibb is offline Germinator
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    Default Problem with my french marigold

    Hi!
    Good morning.
    I woke up to a problem in my garden today. My french marigold plant leaves are turning into a shiny dark color (purplish-grey).
    I put them out last week, after they had been growing inside my house on a sunny window sill since 1st march. I am travelling for 2 weeks, so i put them out in the bed, so that they don't die from lack of water, but this?!
    Please help!

    Thank you

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Where do you live? It sounds like its been too cold overnight for them.
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    Sorry, Did not attach the photo in my previous post.

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    Personally I'd be quite chuffed with them.
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    Nothing wrong with those--leave them alone.
    Feed the soil, not the plants.
    (helps if you have cluckies)

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    French marigolds are a half hardy annual and will blacken with frost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Where do you live? It sounds like its been too cold overnight for them.
    I live in Peterborough. I know i did put them out earlier than I wanted to. So should i just leave them be? Can i help anything to prevent this to happening to other marigolds?

    Thank you.
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    Keep some fleece ready in case frost is forecast.
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