How to control marigold plant diseases and insects

For detailed information on how to control marigold plant diseases and pests and when to sow marigold seeds, you can read the article.
How to control marigold plant diseases and insects
In this article, we are also discussing the collection of marigold flower seeds and the care of marigold flower plants. In addition, several other important topics have been discussed in detail. To know them, 
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Cultivation of fast yielding marigold flowers

This flower is cultivated everywhere in Bangladesh. At present, it is being sufficiently cultivated in different districts of Bangladesh on a commercial basis. These flowers are usually bright yellow and orange yellow. Mainly two types of improved varieties of marigold are cultivated. Yellow Marigold or African and Blood Marigold or French Marigold. Yellow marigold plants and flowers are large and blood marigold plants and flowers are small.

However, now a variety of hybrid marigold varieties have been discovered that are of the twisted variety but have large yellow flowers. Apart from this, orange, white, basanti, etc. varieties of marigolds have also been discovered. This flower can be cultivated in almost all seasons except the climate and soil of marigolds and hilly areas and extreme heat and extreme heat. But this flower does well in winter in plains. This plant grows in all types of clay, sand, silt, loam soil, but it does not grow well in waterlogged and shaded areas. Its pH level is 6-7.

Marigold seed sowing time

Marigold seed production season September-October is the best time to plant the seeds. At this time, after planting the seeds in the right way, if the seedlings are formed, they should be planted in the Swasthan. For sowing the seeds, the soil mixture must first be prepared. Mix 60% sandy loam soil, 20% rotted cow dung and 20% sand in the soil mixture.

Make small pots or seedbeds and fill them with soil mixture. Scatter the seeds over the soil and sprinkle light soil on top to cover the seeds. Soak the seeds with light water.

Marigold seed collection

Marigold seeds are collected after full bloom and drying. When the flower is completely dry, it is time to collect the seeds. Separate the seeds from the flowers and keep them dry. After drying the flowers, separate the seeds and keep them in a clean and dry place.

Seedlings are made from marigold seeds

The process of making seedlings from marigold seeds is quite simple and if followed correctly the chances of success are high. Keep the seedbed in a shady and moist place away from direct sunlight. Water lightly every day, but do not overwater so that the soil does not become waterlogged. Seedlings will start growing in 7-10 days.

Caring for marigold seedlings

When the seedlings have 2-3 leaves, bring them to direct sunlight little by little. When the seedlings are a little bigger and have 4-6 leaves, separate them and plant them in a large pot or a permanent place. Keep the soil mixture the same during planting and provide proper watering. When the seedlings develop 4-6 leaves, separate them and prepare them for transplanting into larger pots or permanent places.

Plant the seedlings 10-15 cm apart to allow enough space. Fertilizer (rotted cow dung or other organic fertilizers) can be applied once a week. Besides watering regularly, keep the surroundings of the plant clean. By following this process, you can easily create marigold seedlings and get healthy and beautiful plants.

Caring for marigolds plant

A marigold plant is cared for properly and the plant stays healthy and produces beautiful flowers. Marigolds prefer full sun. 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily is good. Marigolds can tolerate warm and mildly cool temperatures. A temperature of 20-30 degrees Celsius is suitable for them.

Loam or sandy loam soil is best for marigolds. The soil should be fertile and drainage should be good. Standing water in the soil can cause plant roots to rot. So take care that the soil can drain water easily. The soil should always be kept moist, but not overwatered.

Water 2-3 times a week during dry season and less need of watering during rainy season. It is better to water in the morning or afternoon. At this time, the soil is facilitated to absorb water. Keep weeds clean around plants. Weeds steal nutrients from plants. Cut off top buds to increase branching and flowering. This will help the plant grow bushier and flower more. Cut off old and dead stems. It keeps the plant healthy.

How to apply marigold fertilizer

Rotten dung or compost is good for plant growth. You can apply organic fertilizers once every month. Chemical fertilizers NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potash) fertilizers can be applied for plant growth. You can apply fertilizer in the ratio of 10-10-10.

How to control marigold plant diseases and insects

Fungal diseases can occur on marigold plants. Control the disease by applying fungicides. Marigolds can be attacked by insects such as aphids, mites. Control insects by applying natural insecticides or chemical pesticides.

Following this method will keep your marigold plant healthy and producing lots of beautiful flowers. Collect the flowers after full bloom. When picking flowers, be careful not to damage the plant. Uses of Marigold: This flower is widely used in various social and religious functions.

Marigold is a type of flower plant

Some popular varieties of marigolds are- Sahara Mixed, Inca F-1, Perfection F-1, Vanilla F-1, Marble Mix F-1, Newchampion, Bonita Mixed, Safari Mixed, Red Marienda, Honeycomb, Red Cherry, Golden Gem, Red Gem, Lemon Star etc.

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