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How to grow herbaceous plants: calendula

How to grow herbaceous plants: calendula

By: Yash                                                                Date :11.01.2017

Calendula is annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy Family, often known as marigolds. These are native to Western Asia, Western Europe, Macaronesia, and are Mediterranean. Calendula is a product of the popular herbal and popular cosmetic products.

About Calendula:

From early summer until frost brilliant yellow and orange calendula flowers adorn your garden. These plants prefer full sun. To obtain early flowering in your garden you should start before the growing season. These plant can very easily in containers and gardens. Calendula flowers and spicy edible leaves are used in salads, it is unmatched.  The daisy-like flowers are beautiful, the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties and is rich in restoring the skin are valuable.  This elegant and edible yellow and orange flower blooming throughout the summer lasts.

Ground preparation Garden beds or containers filled with organic manure (Potting Mix) it can be tracked. As the first soil fertilizer to the beds together to make Improve soil.

Classification:

Scientific name:             Calendula officinalis
Common name:              Marigold
Soil:                                     Rich soil
Height:                               2 feet
Sunlight:                            Full sun to partial shade
Maturity:                           45-60 days from seed to flower

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Planting Calendula:

  • Calendula plant is the length of 2 feet. The flowers are blooming in the sun and dry weather and cold and damp conditions are closed. Calendula bloom well in warm areas, although they also tolerate partial shade, where the atmosphere is warm. The need for water is through it.
  • Calendula is self-seeds in the garden and they automatically grow.
  • If it is grow by seed in early spring or late fall, you can directly on the ground.
  • These plants are prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade in the hot zone.
  • 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost of calendula seeds to germinate, it takes 5 to 15 days to germinate.  During the gardening season, should be using regular water and liquid fertilizer enhances its ability to bloom.
  • Pinch off flowers on a regular basis it should extend the blooming period. To prevent weeds and conserve moisture and keep the roots cool, help mulch.
  • Spacing –24 to 36 inches apart in all direction

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Harvesting:

Calendula flowers dry, sunny day bloom should collect. Regular plant seeds should pick but be careful not to damage reached. Dried flowers of calendula collect in afternoon to avoid the moisture. Keep in mind to avoid re absorption of moisture.

Herbal use:

This perennial herbaceous flowering plants as herbal medicines do. Calendula flower petals are used for making salads and soups.  Its plants originating glycosides, saponins, and other rich compound is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Calendula is so beneficial to health in many ways.

  • Skin, wounds, burns, ulcers, chapped skin and lips, problems such as insect bites, people use its flowers.
  • Salves, oils, creams and other prepared products are easy to obtain drug store.
  • Calendula flowers have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • Herbalists recommend that taking calendula tea, its use in the digestive tract ulcers, gall bladder and lymph glands in the treatment that is a significant role.

Pests and Disease:

Insects and diseases do not usually bother calendula, but its flower deterring to bugs are. It is a good ally for vegetable gardens. Chard, Carrots and Tomatoes around if it were applied, it protects it from pests.

 

 

 

 

 

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