I have three large pots in which I planted marigolds - lots of green, no flowers why?
DF: I am totally confused, I planted store bought marigold seeds in big pots - the stalks with lots of leaves have grown tall - very tall, but there is not a single blossom or bud anywhere to be found or seen. Any ideas? q
It is possible that the potting soil you used had a "green-friendly" fertilizer in it. Some fertilizers promote green growth, others promote flowers. On a fertilizer bag you will see three numbers. (2-5-3 for example) Green growth formulas have different numbers than flower-promoting fertilizers. If reading the bag is too confusing, ask an employee in the garden section to explain it. If you fertilized already, check to see what you used.
My response to Q was this: "erhaps the marigold was sheared incorrectly at the nursery. Try pinching the stems back to nodes. And as Brad suggested (sort of), hold back on the fertilizer. It may have gotten too much nitrogen.