LITTLE VEGGIE PATCH CO: Edible Flowers | Calendula
Perfect as a bee attracting garden border, but also an excellent cut flower. Its double blooms have a quilled effect to the central petals that comes in shades of gold and orange, many with a black centre. Easy to grow, so ideal for the beginner gardener.
Soil: Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Likes a well-drained soil type.
Soil pH Level: 6.5-7.0
Position: Full sun but won’t mind a little afternoon shading.
How to Plant: Sow directly into your patch when daytime temperatures regularly surpass 18-20 degrees. If still too cold, propagate in seed trays and transplant when conditions have improved.
Companion Plants: Calendulas are often used as companion plants, as they are reputed to deter pests and attract pollinators.
Approximate no. of seeds: 45-50
Note: Seeds are sourced locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination.