Companion Planting Collection

You want to underplant your tomatoes with tagetes to keep them aphid-free and there is no more elegant variety than the rich mahogany flowers Tagetes linnaeus. More
10 seedlings 511334-10 £10.95 Delivery mid April
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You want to underplant your tomatoes with tagetes to keep them aphid-free and there is no more elegant variety than the rich mahogany flowered Tagetes linnaeus.

This duo is a classic, help-each-other-out, companion planting which looks good and improves the health and productivity of the tomatoes. It's a must at Perch Hill.

This collection contains 5 seedlings each of:
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Back, Container, Front
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm-1.8m (18in-6ft)
Spacing 45-90cm (18-36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each tomato plant. Plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves. Space the tagetes 45cm (18in) apart.
Care Tips Deadhead the tagetes regularly to prolong flowering.
Flowering May - November
Vase Life 7 days, tagetes make excellent cut or dried flowers.
Storing Tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days (they will lose their flavour if kept in the fridge), and will freeze well.
Harvesting Cordons fruit over a long period. You should be picking tomatoes in July and continue harvesting from the cordons until November.
Cooking Notes Delicious eaten raw, roasted or cooked in Mediterranean dishes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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