Our son, B, has been planting and collecting seeds since I can remember. He decided to start his own seed business, called Bee’s Seeds, and marigold seeds are the first seeds he is offering for sale!
B helped to water and care for the marigolds in the garden last year, and then set to work collecting all the seeds in the fall. He created the custom design for his seed packets (I love it so much!), and then carefully packed each and every one. I am really proud of how hard he has worked to create his seed business, and am delighted to now be able to spread the word about it.
We’re so glad to now be making these Organic Marigold Seeds available in the shop. Each seed packet contains over 50 seeds. B is really happy to be sharing his hard work so others can enjoy these beautiful flowers in their gardens too! Purchase these seeds if you’d like to support him in this work. They would also make delightful gifts for gardeners in your lives!
We grow marigolds in our garden every year, and we always manage to squeeze more into our garden beds, finding more places to put them. They are beautiful flowers, and we love them for that, but there are other great reasons for growing marigolds too.
Let me tell you some of the reasons we love marigolds so much…
Marigolds are easy to grow, and are a great companion plant in your vegetable garden- they can help reduce the harmful nematode population in the soil! They can bloom for a long time and are wonderful for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators throughout the season (which will help pollinate your vegetables and fruit.) The flowers can be used to make a natural dye (the big bowl of marigolds in the pictures above shows our marigold flower harvest for a dye project we did.) Marigolds can also be fed as an occasional treat to your chickens- they’re nutritious, and make the yolks a bright orange color.
Thanks for your support of Bee’s Seeds!
*A note about shipping: The shipping costs more than the price of the seeds. We do our best to offer the lowest shipping rates, and we also offer *Free Shipping in the U.S. on all orders over $35!!* which is a really good deal, especially for a small family business like ours.