My poor wife's marigold's
I know better than to put straight nitrogen on fruit bearing plants, vegetables plants, and flowering plants because you will end up with big beautiful green leaves, and nothing else. However, when we planted my wife's marigolds in her rustic cart (cart was from her deceased father) we started with some good Miracle Grow soil and planted the seeds.
So one day shortly after they were sprouting as I was fertilizing the lawn, I had some 47-0-0,,, you know what that means. The yard looks goooood. Hey, the fertilizer was free and I had plenty of it to go around. I was walking around with the hand spreader meticulously applying the nitrogen when the thought crossed my mind to give the marigolds a "Little" shot of good old 47". So I did. The marigolds were supposed to be about 11" in height. They did not have any flowers for the longest time, but the last few weeks they have began blooming and they are pretty healthy. As for the stalks, they are thick like a miniature tree and have grown to over 3 feet. Nitrogen fertilizer is amazing stuff.
Here's a pic.