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Julia Davey

Calendula Seeds by Piccolo

£2.85

Calendula Seeds by Piccolo
Calendula Seeds by Piccolo
Calendula Seeds by Piccolo

Julia Davey

Calendula Seeds by Piccolo

£2.85

Erfurter Orangefarbige is a variety of calendula bred specifically for its medicinal virtues. Although the whole plant has long been used as a culinary and medicinal herb, the bright orange flowers alone are recommended for kitchen use today, since the leaves are very bitter. The flowers are mild tasting and slightly sweet, and can be used both in savoury and sweet dishes – the nickname ‘pot marigold’ comes from its popular use in the soup pot. When dried, its petals, which have been called ‘poor man’s saffron’, can be used to create a natural dye or, funnily enough, in chicken feed to make egg yolks extra vibrant!

Quantity
45 seeds

Plant size
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Container size
Height 25 cm
Width 25 cm

Companion plant
All vegetables benefit from the presence of calendula – especially tomatoes, radishes and carrots.

Sowing
Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

Timing
Germination 7-15 days
Harvesting 40-60 days

Spacing
When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 1 cm
When thinning 3-5 cm

Growing
Sunlight Full sun
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
Watering Regular, moderate watering
Feeding Light feeder

Caring
Expert tip Calendula is adaptable and does not require a lot of maintenance, making it ideal for container gardens. Just beware, it will also re-seed readily and easily, so keep an eye on it if you don’t want a calendula jungle on your balcony!

Supporting
Pollinators
Attracts bees, butterflies and ladybirds.
Pests
Helpful for deterring many insects.

Harvesting
Choose fresh petals to garnish dishes or for use in healing herbal teas. If you want to store the flowers, wait for the heads to dry up and turn inward. Then, they can be harvested and dried easily.

Eating
Medicinal properties There is no better herb for treating irritated skin, minor wounds and super-itchy insect bites.
How to eat Use fresh or dried petals to flavour and colour soups. Add them to cheeses and butters, or bake them into cakes and breads. Garnish fresh salads or egg-based dishes with the striking flowers. Basically, wherever you need extra taste and colour, Orange Calendula is the answer!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please note that we generally suggest using our UPS delivery option if you want to track your order. We automatically post via Royal Mail first class and therefore CANNOT guarantee delivery times or track after dispatch. In addition, if you leave a note for us to state a 'safe place' we are in no way responsible for post men/ladies leaving it in the wrong place or for any lost parcels.

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UK Mainland - Delivery time 2 - 5 working days

DELIVERY OPTIONS:

Delivery is calculated by weight at checkout and all orders below £40 will automatically be sent via Royal Mail Second class.

Option of choosing UPS 24 Hour Service (UK only)  = £7.50

Option of choosing Rolled Gift Wrap = £6.00

FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £40 (order will be sent via Roayl Mail First class delivery or UPS dependent on weight.)

 

EU countries - Delivery time 5 - 10 working days.

USA and Canada - Delivery time 5 - 14 working days.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Where order value is between £0.01 - £19.00 = £15.00

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY 

Where order value is above £19.01 = £20.00

 

STOCK AVAILABILITY:

Because we make our products in the UK in small batches we cannot guarantee to permanently carry all the items in stock. If an item is out of stock, we will quickly advise you of an anticipated delivery date and offer customers the option of a refund. We try and ship all non-personalised items within 3 days. For most packages we are using Royal Mail second class service as our standard delivery option. However, during busier periods we do send first class in order to meet our delivery timings specified above.

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- If this happens and your item is not collected from the postal/courier depot – or if redelivery is not arranged with the carrier – causing it to be returned to us, we will need to charge you to ship it again.

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Although we hope that you are delighted with your order, we understand that sometimes you may wish to return some items. Please contact us at mail@juliadavey.com within 30 days of receipt. We will gladly offer you an exchange, refund or credit note as long as the goods are intact.

Exchange only: Once you have alerted us of your return please wrap the items very securely and use insured registered delivery, keeping the receipt in case of any loss or damage in transit. We cannot accept liability for goods lost or damaged during return to us. If the product has not been returned to us in fully saleable condition, we reserve the right to refuse a refund on the item.