Calendula – 0 Caterpillars – 1

November 4th, 2011 § 5 comments


All I have left from my calendula harvest this year is caterpillar poop. And some golden calendula flower oil, probably with a caterpillar or two in it. For all the flowers I picked, all the times I tried to meticulously remove caterpillars, and all the ways I tried to harvest and buying cialis without prescription'>buying cialis without prescription dry them, not a one remains.

My work room was invaded with caterpillars that crawled out of my harvesting baskets. For weeks (months?) on end, I found about 4 worms daily, tons of excrement, about 6 cocoons, and only one moth (thank goodness). In the end, I dumped all my harvest over the follow link levitra cheapest fence.

Next year, I will either find a way to deal with the bugs, or just admire my calendula when I am at the garden, and not attempt to harvest it.

So, instead of putting my garden-grown yellow and orange calendula blossoms into my favorite lymph cleansing teas, healing salves, and herbal facial steams, I have these photos look at. And when push comes to shove, it’s not that difficult to order some high quality organic calendula by the pound from Mountain Rose.


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  • Em says:

    Just came across your blog today and was thrilled because I’ve been starting my own journey in herbalism this past year…I also waged a mighty war against caterpillars in my calendula harvest this summer and it was terribly frustrating. I had to check the drying flowers daily and scan them for minute movements in order to find the stowaways and deal with them. Overall it was a success, but I’m not sure what I can do next year to prevent it to begin with. Row cover is i use it buy cialis delived next day the only thing I can think of, as I refuse to use any kind of pesticide (even organic ones) on our herbs.

  • celia says:

    Thanks for the visit web site viagra in india encouragement about daily bug-picking on the calendula, I didn’t do that because I didn’t know what was going on until it was too late. Where I lived before it was never a problem! It is almost 6 month since I started harvesting calendula, and I am still finding caterpillar residue in my house. Maybe I’ll resort to lots of tinctures and oil infusions…

    I am completely with you about pesticides, it is just not worth it. I am glad you stopped by my blog, and I wish you all the best in your herbal journey, wherever it takes you!

  • Tonni says:

    I work in the herbal medicine industry.
    I do some production, and some pest control.
    The only two ways I know off, that will help your caterpillar issue are:
    1. Bag the flowers and it's great! cialis freeze them for a few days.
    2. Place the flowers in an airtight container, and fill it with carbon-dioxide, then leave the container closed for at least a month.

    Good luck

  • Celeste says:

    Your mum sounds like she did a fatisatnc job to good choice buy levitra without prescription bring up all those (you) kids. I applaud the women of our previous generation as we all seemed to grow up so normal and remember our childhood filled with love and fun. I hope my kids remember that of me. I really wanted to say (in capitals .. so pretend I am standing on the rooftop yelling out loud) I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS. All of i recommend order viagra online canada them. You are so talented. I just love them. If I send an umbrella over will you take a nice piccie for me??? (oh, and kyneton is a fair way away – but wallington is in the same state (-:). Have a lovely day

  • celia says:

    Hi Celeste, thanks so much! I appreciate folks like you stopping by. And tell me more about this umbrella ;)

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