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    i have french and english marigold in my greenhouse they are now 2"/3" tall. when can they be planted out.

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    when you've hardened them off for 7 - 10 days
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    will i have to wait for frosts to go

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    What part of Wiltshire are you in. I'm in Swindon.

    I wouldn't plant them out yet, marigolds are annual bedding plants, one frost and you may lose the lot. Slugs particularly like marigolds, so be warned

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    French are tender - they can't go out safely until after the last frost. English are tough as old boots - you can sow them in autumn and have early flowers. I've got some in the garden that went in this time last year. As long as they're hardened off they'll be fine.
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    My English marigolds (calendula) sow themselves every year. They are annuals, but they are hardy annuals.
    I've had one in flower since February. The new seedlings will be popping up any time now ... the slugs don't eat them, they are fairly tough. They prefer the softie old French ones
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    Whereas I prefer the English ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffler View Post
    Whereas I prefer the English ones!
    So do I, I can't stand the whiff of the others.
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