watering marigolds w/ 90 degree temps - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bzhines
July 4, 2010
we have been experiencing extreme temps in the NYC area.i have been watering my marigolds once in the am and again in the pm. they are losing their bloom. is it because of my watering or the 90 degree temps? need advise on watering

Answer from NGA
July 4, 2010
Watering once in the early morning and keeping the water off the foliage and flowers is the best way to keep your marigolds happy. Don't water twice a day - too much water can suffocate roots. Trim off the dead flowers and your marigolds will develop new flowers all summer long. Enjoy!

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