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Marigold, Nasturtium, Radishes, Zinnias, Zucchini
TessaGrows seed template with marigold, zinnia, zucchini, nasturtium and radish

Marigold

Planting Season: Early spring/late summer/early fall

Germination Time: 5-15 days

Days to Harvest: 42-48 

Height: 12-24 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun to partial shade

Tips: Pull out any weeds growing near the plant as they fight for water and nutrients.

Flower Fun: Marigold, meaning Mary’s Gold, is named after the Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ.

Nasturtium (Dwarf)

Planting Season: Spring to early summer

Germination Time: 9-12 days

Days to Harvest: 35-52 

Sprawl: 1-2 feet

Sun/shade: Sun or partial shade

Tips: All parts of nasturtium can be eaten except the root

Flower Fun: Nasturtium flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds

Radish

Planting Season: Early spring/late summer/early fall

Germination Time: 5-10 days

Days to Harvest: 22-25 

Height: 3 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun

Tips: Regular even watering is key. Do not overwater. 

Flower Fun: Radishes are a great source of vitamin C. Makes a great addition to sandwiches and vegetable trays.

Zinnia

Planting Season: Spring through early summer

Germination Time: 5-10 days

Days to Harvest: 60-70 

Height: 36-42 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun

Tips: Also known as “come and cut again zinnias.” Remove dead flowers (deadhead) to encourage new growth.

Flower Fun: Zinnias attract hummingbirds and butterflies, which are also its main pollinators.

Container Zucchini

Planting Season: Mid spring to early summer

Germination Time: 7-10 days

Days to Harvest: Approx. 48 

Height: 12-36 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun

Tips: Avoid watering the leaves to prevent white powdery mildew. If you cut those leaves, wear gloves and try not to disturb the mildew to keep it from spreading.

Flower Fun: Zucchini have male and female flowers. Only the female produces the zucchini vegetable.