Calendula is a member of the daisy family, and a popular plant for the edible landscape, herb garden, and vegetable patch.  Calendula has a long history as both a culinary herb and medicinal herb, being used in salads, to colour cheeses, and to treat a variety of skin conditions.

One great thing about calendula is that once it starts blooming, it generally keeps on blooming until a hard frost. Calendula is an easy plant to grow and something to consider for your upcoming garden. Start it indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost before transplanting out into your garden.

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