Radio Calendula



6-14 days



50-55 days




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Care & Harvest

✂️ Pruning: Check the roots monthly and trim any that are brown or extending past the yPod. To keep the plant bushy, neat, and within your Gardyn’s light, occasionally pinch off the tops of developing stalks. To encourage new flower bud development, remove dead flower heads, called deadheading. When deadheading, also trim back the bare stem that remains on the plant to prevent it from rotting.


🔎 Plant Health: Spider mites are a common pest, but you can use our prevention tricks to keep them at bay!


🌻 Harvest: To enjoy as cut flowers, harvest the blossoms when they are half-open by cutting the long stems and putting them in water immediately. To display your flowers’ beauty cut-free anywhere, use the Gardyn Vase! To use petals, cut the head of the flowers and spread the petals out to dry completely. Then use the dried petals to replace saffron or as a garnish. For medicinal use, the petals are best used before they begin to wither on the plant.

Quick Facts

Calendula flowers are native to the Mediterranean and have been widely used since at least the 12th century for their medicinal properties. This specific variety was first bred in the 1930s. Its name comes from the Latin radius, for ray or beam, and refers to its flower petals, which each stand up rather than lay flat, creating its unique, sun-like appearance.

Each Radio Calendula flower looks like its own, bright orange sun, instantly brightening any Gardyn. Flower stalks grow 18-24″ tall and make excellent cut flowers. Calendula petals are edible with a tangy-sweet taste, and have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties.

Sprinkle the edible flower petals over salads or add them to your favorite drinks to add a splash of color and a tangy, sweet taste. The flowers also have many cosmetic and medicinal uses. You can make a natural dye and colorant from the petals, and, like Arnica or St. John’s Wort, it’s a must-have in your natural first-aid kit!

Harvest to Plate Recipe

How To Cook Radio Calendula



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