Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is such a wonderful plant to have in your edible landscape - beautiful, hardy, easy to grow, adaptable, long blooming, attractive to beneficial insects, few pest problems, wonderful medicinal and culinary uses.
I have just made a three part series of films about Calendula. It is widely recognised for its healing and culinary uses. These films share some simple ways to grow, harvest and use this valuable plant.
Part 1: How to grow and use Calendula.
I can't imagine my winter permaculture garden without Calendula. It's so beautiful and useful. It grows in temperate and subtropical areas, likes the sun and well drained soil. Plant it in late summer/autumn and within 8-10 weeks you can be enjoying the blooms. Before the lovely flowers come though, you can be harvesting leaves to eat raw or cooked.
You can watch this now here...
Over the next 2 weeks on my YouTube channel, and here on my blog, I will post parts 2 and 3.
Part 2: How to make Calendula infused oil for culinary and medicinal uses.
Part 3: How to easily make your own Calendula salve with 4 ingredients and 3 simple steps. A great first aid jar to have in your home.