I thought marigolds were supposed to be easy to save seed from, but this is my second year attempting it and I'm still not seeing results.
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The close up shows a three year old stevia (looking happier than ever) and a zonal geranium that just finished a heavy flush of blooming.
This plant can handle being walked on, needs little water, and no fertilizer. Whatever it's doing in the ground it creates a wonderful soil wherever I've pulled it up. Per the Ladybird Wildflower Center it can take years to recover if you mow during flowering. In practice this means you can easily keep it from smother other plants, but after several years I've only half covered the bed in this picture. Next spring, or maybe late next year after it stops flowering, I think I will start digging up chunks see if I can speed up the process. It really does make the best mulch.
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