Five great Marigolds- Free

bugbite(z9a FL)December 26, 2011


I am retired and gardening is my hobby.

I am always searching for new varieties that do well in the summer heat. That led into testing new seed varieties for seed developers. I don't get paid but get some new and interesting seeds free.

This year a seed developer asked me to coordinate a trial of 5 varieties of Marigolds for 2012 (I do this for fun, as a volunteer). These really great marigolds are bred for hot, humid climates like ours. I tried 2 of these this year and the flowers were beautiful. If you are interested in trialing these marigolds, I will send the five varieties to you: free seeds; free postage.

I set up a simple little web site (provided by Google) where you will have a page to periodically post brief updates about your results. I set this site up to make things easier for all, since we will have about 15 of us gardeners doing this trial.

An example on one of the marigolds is in the link below. All varieties have big beautiful full blooms like in the picture. Most of these 5 varieties are currently primarily used for commercial flower production.

You will get plenty of seeds, but should have enough room to grow at least 4-5 plants of each.

If you are interested please email me at:




Here is a link that might be useful:

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I'll do it with you Bob. I sent you an email and here are the flower beds I'll use. They face east and currently have strawberries and geraniums in them.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 2:46PM
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bugbite(z9a FL)

Hi tinael01,
Received your email and everything is set up. You should have an email back from me.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 12:52PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I would love to have some your free marigold seeds! I will plant them in my garden and in some large pots. Sending you an e-mail.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 2:40PM
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bugbite(z9a FL)

Thanks zachey,
I have been receiving a number of emails, but haven't seen yours yet.


    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 7:40PM
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bugbite(z9a FL)

Thank you all for contacting me. We should have great representation from Florida in this trial.
I am closing my request. We met our goal for Florida test gardens.
Thanks again,

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 9:14PM
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