That's what happens with the dirt on mine too.
My seeds usually produce bigger, fuller, marigold plants than those that I purchase also. I am hoping that the seeds from this year's purchased ones produce better plants next year, especially since I am giving away a lot of my seeds.
I repainted my all purpose wagon and put out a propagated jade plant that was a gift. The wagon's wheels can hold up to a lot of weight easily. I used it to transfer large river rocks and my dad can even sit in it while I easily pull it around.