English Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Starting English Marigold Seeds
Also Known As: Scotch Marigold, Pot, Marigold, Marigold, Calendula, Ruddles
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): 45-60 days
Light: Plants prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade in warmer areas.
Soil Moisture: Medium
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees and Butterflies.
Containers?: Yes. Plant in large containers filled with organic potting soil.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Produces: narrow, slightly hairy pointed leaves and bright orange 3-4” double blooms.
STARTING English Marigold Seeds INDOORS FOR SPRING
TRANSPLANTING ENGLISH MARIGOLD SEEDLINGS OUTDOORS FOR SPRING
STARTING ENGLISH MARIGOLD OUTDOORS FOR SPRING
STARTING ENGLISH MARIGOLD OUTDOORS in Fall
Companions: The cheerful flowers of calendula are a great accent for herb gardens and flower borders. This compact annual fits in easily with vegetable garden plantings. In Poland, growing calendulas among cabbage resulted in fewer problems with aphids, cabbageworms, and diamondback moths. A recent study in India showed that calendula extract reduced feeding by tobacco cutworms.
Enemies: None Known.
Asparagus: Mary Washington (Heirloom) (Asparagus officinalis)
Cabbage: Early Jersey Wakefield (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage: Late Flat Dutch (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage: Red Acre (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage is considered one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, since historians trace it back to 4,000 BC in China. The Romans also cultivated it and praised it for its healing qualities; philosophers Pythagoras and Cato both made the lowly cabbage the subject of a book. Jacques Cartier brought the first cabbage to America in 1536. Cabbages were quite popular in colonial America, being pickled and preserved in every possible way to provide food for the winter.