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growing calendula from seed 2 seed ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒป

(still growing, post in progress!)

seeds through a hand lens


calendula seeds

Planted seeds on 15 April

26 April: can see the first leaves

Came up quickly, got big quickly ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

calendula is a dicotyledon: their seed leaves come up in two's

you can still see the seed case hanging off the seed leaves

7 May

multiple seed leaves are appearing ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ

19 May

getting a bit bigger, more leaves are appearing on each plant, fairly slow growth

1 June

Getting BIG, will plant out soon! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฟ

ID info:

  • 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 ??

7 June

Planted out...

22nd June

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.

2nd July

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

18 July

lovely round buds clasping around the petals, some flowers are out

29 August

Lots of flowers still out and in full bright blooming beauty.

  • leaves clasping stem

  • stems are rough and hairy

29 august

Seed pods starting to form

below: ach green thing had a etal attatched to it

updates coming as they grow... ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒป

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