First, let’s point out the elephant in the room…. One Crafty Lady got herself a facelift! I’m migrating all of my miscellaneous and antiquated blogs over to one superfine megablog, and it’s all right here. Some things will be slower to join the party…. for example, Travelpod does not allow me to export my posts so I’ll be slowly, and painfully, copy-pasting them here over time. Other than that, I shall introduce you to One Crafty Lady 2.0 with some thoughts on marigolds.
They are pretty, easy to grow from seed (read: don’t splurge on mini-plants at the nursery, because they are seriously that easy to grow from seed), and hearty. Another fabulous trait of the marigold is how easy it is to preserve seeds to grow next year.
You should only have to buy a seed packet of marigolds ONCE.
Or, just get some from your neighbor’s marigold plants.
Once the plant flowers and the buds dry out they should be easy to pick off of the stem. Inside that nondescript dried up flower is a magical seed pod. Just give a little tug to the dried petals, and out come the seeds.
Lots of seeds.
Just make sure that you store those seeds in a paper envelope (not a plastic baggy) in a cool, dry place for the winter.