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
[?]
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
More Details

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
Advice

We don't currently have additional advice on using / growing this particular product on our website, but if you do have a question that isn't answered on this page then please give us a call on 0345 092 0283 and we'll happily chat through any queries you may have, or email us on plantadvice@sarahraven.com (for advice on all things growing) or info@sarahraven.com for anything else.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Write a Review

Companion Planting Collection reviews

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to write one!

Write a Review
Review guidelines

Please let us know how you got on with growing our seeds, bulbs and plants, or using a piece of kit, or taking part on one of our courses or events.

We love hearing your garden success stories and sharing growing combos, advice and ideas with fellow enthusiasts. If you'd like to share a picture, we love receiving these on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note we may choose to use your review in other places within the sarahraven.com website.

If you've had a problem with one of our products, and for the quickest response, please get in touch with our Customer Service team who can deal with returns and refunds, as well as answer any questions you may have.