Tagetes minuta grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Tagetes also known as – black mint, Tagetes minuta annual plant, leaves edible but mostly used as ornamental, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Tagetes minuta leaves

Leaves edible shape is linear with serrated edges, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate.

Flower color yellow, the flowers attract pollinators and grow on the top of the stem connected in groups.

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How to grow Tagetes minuta growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, invasive

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Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Recommend to trim the blossom prevent the seeds

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers growing in blossoms not particularly prominent

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to trim the blossom, to prevent gaining control on the garden

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Can trim with the branches

Information about leaves:
Leaves shape is linear with serrated edges, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate

Uses of Tagetes minuta leaves:
Spices, spread, herbs, beverage

Scientific name:

Tagetes minuta

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