Calendula Plant profile

• Scientific name: Calendula officinalis • Growth habit: An upright to rounded cool season annual growing to 18 inches tall and equally wide. The leaves are medium green, elliptic in shape and growing to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. • Light: Plant in full sun to lightly shaded locations. • Water needs: Prefers […]

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February Gardening Calendar. Gardeners calendar

Plant now in order to reap the benefits during the winter months and spring. February can be a hot and dry month. Water regularly and thoroughly to keep plants growing but remember to observe local water restrictions. A good layer of mulch will help to conserve water and provide humus to your soil. Tasks for […]

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Planting calendula seeds for christmas

It was sticker shock that had me talking my six-year-old into helping me gather sunflower and calendula seeds from our yard a few weeks ago. A few dozen sunflower seeds had been nearly $3; same with the calendula, seeds so impossibly lightweight that the paper packet must have weighed four or five times its contents. […]

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