growing calendula from seed 2 seed 🌱👣🌿🌻
(still growing, post in progress!)
seeds through a hand lens
Planted seeds on 15 April
26 April: can see the first leaves
Came up quickly, got big quickly 💪🏼🌱💪🏼🌱💪🏼
calendula is a dicotyledon: their seed leaves come up in two's
you can still see the seed case hanging off the seed leaves
multiple seed leaves are appearing 🌿🌿🌿
getting a bit bigger, more leaves are appearing on each plant, fairly slow growth
Getting BIG, will plant out soon! 🌿💪🏼🌿💪🏼🌿
Leaves are bright light green, slightly yellowy
Seed leaves are larger than other seeds planted
Leaves are long and whole
Leaves feel rough - thick hairs ??
Have been in the soil for a couple of weeks
getting bigger and bigger, they are growing much more quickly now they have more room for their roots.
From about 5cm length leaves on 1st June to about 12cm in length by 22nd June.
Flower buds starting to appear
the ants have also started a black fly farm on some of the stems ... you can see this in the second picture below
lovely round buds clasping around the petals, some flowers are out
Lots of flowers still out and in full bright blooming beauty.
leaves clasping stem
stems are rough and hairy
Seed pods starting to form
below: ach green thing had a etal attatched to it