Thursday, August 21, 2014

inspired by colorful beds

 Calendula officinalis
 also know as Pot Marigold
 uses include medicinal, cosmetic & culinary
easy to grow, propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring
 once know as "poor mans saffron" as the petals dried or fresh add color to rice dishes and salads
The courtyard where we have the Aquaponics setup is protected so while the nights have been cool our winter days have still been warm. The grow beds are currently filled with marigolds, watercress, sweet basil, sweet peas, cos lettuce & Asian greens. I couldn't resist capturing a few shots of the colorful marigolds.

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