At Walkway Bed, 15 marigolds were planted close and compact with diagonal orientation. They grew very tall, coming to three feet. I was discussing with Kakdah one morning about putting the height down a little...... They had become too tall and leggy, with occasional gust of strong winds around here, they swayed too much, and I am afraid they will collapse one day.
Then with a cutter each, we go on pruning the marigolds. We cut a foot off at the central stem. The smell of marigold leaves is very peculiar; sweet, raw and heavy. The point we cut, has lot of little shoots at every nodes, So I guess these little shoots will spring into action in no time. Now we are looking at marigolds with mixed feelings.... How will they handle life with the new "hair crop"..... Are we being too cruel to marigolds?.
~bangchik and kakdah