Monday, 23 July 2012

Marigold Time

23rd July 2012
Marigolds are a particularly easy annual to grow and with their plentiful flowers and long flowering season they brighten up a drab corner in the garden. If grown in a container, as here, one has to be particularly assiduous with watering. Well maybe not so careful this summer!

I have however not just grown them for their florescence. They also have their uses as a culinary herb. The petals contain calendulin and this gives a yellow tint to such things as bread and rice.

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