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Calendula Officinalis Fiesta Gitana Mix (Garden festival)

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Calendula can be grown in India during the winter season, from November to February, when the weather is cooler and less humid. It is best to plant calendula seeds in a well-draining soil mix, in a sunny location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.

In cooler regions of India such as the northern states, calendula can also be grown during the spring season, from March to May, when temperatures are mild and the weather is less hot. However, in hotter regions such as the southern states, calendula may not do well during the summer season due to high temperatures and humidity.

Regardless of the region, it's important to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and to deadhead the spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooming. With proper care, calendula can be grown successfully in India during the appropriate growing seasons.

Here are some tips for growing calendula:

  1. Start with the right soil: Calendula prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. It does well in soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
  2. Plant in the right spot: Calendula needs full sun to grow well. Choose a spot in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
  3. Water properly: Calendula prefers consistent moisture, but be careful not to overwater as this can cause root rot. Water deeply when the soil starts to feel dry.
  4. Fertilize sparingly: Calendula does not need much fertilizer. Too much nitrogen can cause the plant to produce more foliage than flowers.
  5. Deadhead regularly: Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage the plant to produce more flowers.
  6. Harvest the flowers: Calendula flowers can be harvested when they are fully open. Pick them in the morning after the dew has dried, and dry them in a cool, dry place.
  7. Consider companion planting: Calendula is a good companion plant for many vegetables, as it can help repel pests and attract beneficial insects.

By following these tips, you should be able to grow healthy and beautiful calendula plants in your garden.