PLANT OR POT UP COLOUR­FUL CALENDULAS

Rodney Times - - GARDENING -

Calendulas have ed­i­ble petals but even if you have no in­ten­tion of ever eat­ing them, they’re worth plant­ing for win­ter and early spring colour. They don’t mind the cold but aren’t too keen on wet soil, so plant in pots if your soil is soffy. I like to pop in few pun­nets of mixed seedlings as they come in yel­low, red, or­ange and pale apri­cot. Pluck the petals for sal­ads or add to bread dough and short­bread bis­cuits for nat­u­ral colour.

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