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Marigold orange [Calendula officinalis]

Marigold orange [Calendula officinalis]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The marigold is a very old annual and important medicinal plant that comes from Northwest Africa. It has been in Central Europe since the 12th Century cultivated as a medicinal plant and today is one of the most famous garden and cultivated plants in the world. The healing effect is hidden in the antiseptic effect of its flowers, which is in demand both in natural cosmetics and in medicine. Many healing ointments or tinctures contain the special ingredients of marigold. The special combination of active ingredients has an anti-inflammatory effect and accelerates the development of tissues in wounds. The edible flowers bloom all summer and can be used as a salad side dish, in herb butter or to dock soups. An insect buffet.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, sandy, loamy, humus

PH: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 12-18 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 20x20 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Strawberry, lettuce, potato, pumpkin, bell pepper, parsley, celery, tomato, cabbage
Unfavorable mixed culture: Thyme

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from January to November.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to October.

Sow directly in rows or as a litter.
Marigold prefers a sunny location with permeable, sandy-loamy and humus-rich soil.

Additional tips
The species helps to regulate the nematode balance in the soil. Sow marigold with cabbage to maintain a healthy soil for a long time. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
Avoid dehydration. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 5-6 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Calendula officinalis
English Names: Marigold, Calendula
German names: Marigold, buttercup, gold flower, marigold rose, dawn, ringed bush, warzenwort
Portuguese names: Calêndula
Spanish Names: Caléndula
French names: Souci

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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