gardeningCalendula (Calendula officinalis) also referred to as Pot Marigold or Poet’s Marigold is a half-hardy perennial plant that readily re-seeds if ever a foul winter kills it totally back. It is also the time of 12 months when pest are at their top so vigilance and immediate motion when crucial can save a crop from destruction; although if you’re gardening organically you will want to monitor the situation very carefully and work with nature when possible; being cautious of any remedies you select isn’t too harmful on the pests predators so that in some unspecified time in the future you can ease off and let the predators do their job of defending your garden for you.

Obviously in the event you observe traditional Victorian gardening methods placing the plants at the distances they did there’s a number of weeding, watering and tendering of plants and in such a small plot only sufficient space to grow a few vegetable crops.

Final weekend, I had the pleasure of talking to Peter Cantley on The Weekend Gardener ( Hear right here – simply click Could thirty first, eleven:30 segment ). Peter is the gardening knowledgeable for Atlantic Superstore / Loblaws Supermarkets and also spent thirty years as the Vice President of Floral & Backyard for the corporate.

I’ve been hiding for awhile now ending my subsequent e-book (check!) and giving any running a blog love that I’ve to the website I own with a number of of my favourite gardeners – Savvy Gardening I swear that I can be a better blogger in 2016.. the manuscript of my book is now accomplished and I’m in heavy planning mode for the photography that may happen this spring, summer and fall.

I would never accomplished gardening before but was keen to have a go and shortly learnt that rising a number of greens may be both profitable and enjoyable; saved a bit of money on the buying bill and an gratifying solution to spend a hot sunny afternoon on weekends.