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Have you ever considered the "medicine" available to you, grown in your own backyard (or farm).
From Basil to Coneflower and even Thyme, there are so many reported health benefits of many common (and not so common) herbs and flowers.
We started with Basil as it is probably the most common herb and arguably the easiest to grow.
Calendula can be direct-seeded outdoors in spring, or started indoors 4-6 weeks before warm spring weather. The small seeds should be planted ¼" deep, and kept well watered while awaiting germination.
If starting indoors, allow plants to grow to a height of 3-4" and show first leaves. When transpanting, space plants 6" apart from each other in rows 18" apart.
Calendula likes water, so be sure that the soil doesn’t dry out. Grows well in partial shade and full sun.
**Great for natural pest control. Keeps soil free of bad nematodes**
Germination: 7-14 days
Days to Harvest: 55-60 days
Health benefits of Calendula
Calendula flowers have been used on injuries to reduce inflammation and as an antiseptic against infection. It has also been used as a remedy for a variety of skin problems ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. As a tea, it has been used for relieving conjunctivitis. The salve or dilute tincture of calendula has and continues to be used in connection with bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, and more.
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