Marigold Inca

$4.45

(Tagetes erecta)

NZ Heritage

Annual (2m) Vege Companion and one of the best marigolds to grow for its nemicidal properties.

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Description

Heritage Status: New Zealand
Number of Seeds: 300 enough to plant 10 sq m at .2 spacing

Description: Annual 2m. Fast growing wind break, carbon crop, nematode repeller. Marigold Inca, looks like marijuana to the novice in the garden and is a tall slender plant with tiny insignificant very late flowers and seeds. Commonly eaten in salsa type dishes in South America.

One of the best marigolds to grow for its nemicidal properties. This marigold has a completely different growing habit. It grows like a tree and has trunks like sunflower stalks and insignificant flowers. An odd plant or two scattered around a large vege garden will certainly help keep potato eel worms and nematodes etc. at bay, however we are using it now as a fast growing carbon/shelter crop as well.

Planting Instructions: Plant into trays in Spring and prick out when first leaves appear to 2.5 cm diagonal spacing. Transplant when 6 cm high at 30 cm spacing.