Rich, aromatic, and delightfully sticky. At Soul Fire Farm, we use the calendula to make salve, often with young people, as part of learning to care for ourselves outside of the food/medical industrial complex. Resina is the most potent of calendulas with the highest concentraion of plant resins, and is best for making herbal medicines. All healing, all revolution - is based on land.
The federal germination standards do not list calendula, so the standard rate is the 50% default. This lot germinates at a somewhat low (but still legal) 55%, so we are including at least 100-120 seeds in each packet (instead of our intended 40 seeds). Sow extra!
Days to maturity: 55-60
Seeds per pack: 100-120
Planting / harvesting notes
Direct sow after last frost when soil is warm. Sow every 2", 1/4" deep, and thin to 6-12" per plant.
Seed keeping notes
Saving seed from Calendula is easy! Wait until the flower dies and the seadhead fully matures, and collect the dry, brown seeds. Lay out on paper to dry further, and store in an envelope within a container in a cool, dry place.