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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. A creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

{mixed calendula}
Calendula officinalis
50+ seeds

{about}
A varied mix of yellow and orange calendula seed. Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold, are another gardener’s dream. Repelling pests such as asparagus beetles and tomato worms, Calendula are a good companion plant to all vegetables. Calendula are a beautiful cut flower, and are edible. Calendula's spicy leaves and flowers serve as flavorings for soups, salads and garnishes. Creams and soaps are often made from Calendula, as it is known to soothe irritated skin and other inflammatory problems. The flowers can also be used as a yellow pigment in place of saffron. Dry flowers or leaves for longer storage.

Calendula’s vivid orange and yellow flowers provide not only a splash of color to the garden, but add zest to salads and similar dishes as well. Calendula is exceptionally tolerant of cold weather in fall, and has long been grown as a pot herb for its edible flowers.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 4-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Zone: 3-10
Sunlight: full sun, part shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: late spring , early summer, mid-summer, late summer, early fall, mid-fall
Special Characteristics: deer resistant, readily self-seeds, non-invasive, not native to North America, Southern Europe, fragrant, natural pest control
Attracts: butterflies

{how to plant}
Sow seeds outdoors in fall or a few weeks before the last frost in the spring. Keep the seeds covered with 1/8-1/4" soil, as light inhibits germination. They can also be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Avoid warm propagation temperatures, as they will produce weak plants. Start an additional set of seedlings in the summer for optimal fall flowering.

{more information}
Seeds packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes are made from upcycled materials to reduce waste. Whether your seeds are packaged in kraft envelopes, or handmade map envelopes, please recycle. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thekirkestate.com

Organic Calendula Seeds, Heirloom Seeds, Calendula Seed Mixture, from our farm, flower seeds, organic pest control, organic seeds, gardening

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  • Materials: soil, sun, rain, love
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