Marigold are extremely easy to plant from seeds. Collect the dry seed pods in fall. Store in paper bag. In the spring plant directly in the soil inch deep. When the plant gets 4 inches tall, cut it in half - this will product a fuller plant.
Garden Journal: Sort fresh flowers by type, and arrange them face down, making sure that none of the blooms are touching. Sandwich the blooms between sheets of paper, which will absorb the flowers’ moisture during the drying process.