Marigolds are annuals, in other words they only live for one year. In the winter they dry and die. You can pull them out and open all the seedpods and lightly cover the seeds with soil so the birds don't find and eat them. In the spring you will have a good chance that the seedlings will grow into beautiful blossoming marigolds again! Don't forget to water the seedlings.
How do I prune marigold?
Just cut the dead heads off, They are annuals %26amp; stay one season unless they self seed
Reply:I work in a greenhouse and have for a few years now. We "dead head" the marigolds and new blossoms open. We do this the entire season we are open (May through June), but marigolds bloom for longer than that.
So just pop off the dead blossoms and new ones will appear...I recommend only taking the most dead blossoms to keep a little bit of color in your garden.
Reply:you should remove the flowers as they turn brown and trim the dead leaves and stems as they die so the plant won't get spindley.
Reply:YOU DONT PRUNE MARIGOLDS.iF YOU WANT FLOWERS FOR NEXT YEAR PULL OLD FLOWER OFF AND PUT IN PLASTIC BAGS AND PUT IN FRIG.THE OTHER ONES JUST DROP ON THE GROUND WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO GROW.YOU DONT HAVE TO COVER WITH DIRT.I HAVE BAGS OF THEM IN MY FRIG NOW.AND NEXT YEAR ILL HAVE TO TRANSPLANT OTHER ONES THAT WILL COME UP IN YARD AROUND MY FLOWER BEDS AND IN FLOWER BEDS I ALWAYS HAVE A MESS OF THEM.