How to Grow Calendula
Growing calendula, or pot marigolds, is a delightful addition to any garden. These vibrant flowers, blooming from June to September when sown in spring, or from May to July for autumn sowings, are not just visually appealing but also attract pollinating insects. Their edible petals add a splash of colour to salads and have been traditionally used for their healing properties, aiding in the treatment of skin issues and reducing pain and inflammation. Calendula can be used fresh or dried in teas, and its petals are ideal for creating balms. As a hardy annual, it withstands some frost, making it a relatively easy plant to grow.