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How to Save Marigold Seeds

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Enjoy growing marigolds? Learn how to save their seeds, and you won't have to buy new plants or seeds next year. Here's how:

1. Collect the dried flowers.

Dried Marigolds
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

2. Carefully open the seed pods.

Marigold Seed Pods
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

3. Remove the seeds.

Marigold Seeds
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

4. Allow the seeds to air dry in a cool, dry location.

Drying Marigold Seeds
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

5. Store the seeds until next year.

Marigolds
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6. A Few Things to Consider:

  • Only seeds from non-hybridized plants will create plants that are true to their parents
  • Seeds need to be kept cool and dry while in storage
  • For the best results, seeds should be used during the next growing season

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