Pot Marigold - Calendula Officinalis - Appx 600 seeds
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Pot Marigold - Calendula Officinalis - Appx 600 seeds
A useful herb for adding colour to salads (petals of flowers) and as an insect beneficial insect attractant.
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Pot Marigold
Calendula officinalis
Description


The Pot Marigold is a very useful plant for the Veg Plot - not only can the petals be used as a food colouring (a good substitute for Saffron) it also encourages beneficial insects such as hover flies!! The petals can also be added to salads where there bright Orange colour brightens the Salad mix.

Cultivation

Sow the seeds either in April - May where they are to flower or Under glass in Late Summer Autumn for winter / Spring flowering plants.
For Apr / May sowings sow the seed where they are to flower in drills approx 10 mm deep.
Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
Germination should occur within 10 days.
If necessary thin out to Approx 25cm spacings once the plants are large enough to handle.
For winter flowering plants sow in trays or pots at a depth of Appx 10mm
Keep thye compost moist and when large enopugh to handle prick out and plant on into larger pots.
Grow on in a cool greenhouse/Conservatory

 
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