Calendula grows especially well in the cooler seasons of spring and fall, though it will grow all summer long in mild climates, too. Since it has thick, fibrous roots and grows in thick patches, it can be used as a cover crop or as a living mulch to protect the soil. Just sow calendula seeds in the fall for a spring cover crop/mulch, or sow seeds in mid-summer for a fall cover crop to protect the soil throughout the winter.
It will also repel pests, attract beneficial insects, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties too!
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