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The Latin name for Calendula is Calendula officinalis

Did you know!

  • Calendula officinalis is one of the earliest cultivated flowers.
  • It is commonly known as Pot Marigold because it can be used in cooking.
  • Ancient cultures are believed to have used Calendula in medicine and hair colouring.

The Latin name for Sunflower is Helianthus annuus

Did you know!

  • There are approximately 60 species of sunflower.
  • The sunflower's name is believed to come from the connection of the plant to the sun, both in looks and how they act - the sunflower actually tracks the sun's position in the sky.
  • Sunflowers can be grown for their edible seeds which are delicious and nutritious.

The Latin name for Mimosa is Mimosa pudica

Did you know!

  • The Mimosa plant is native to Brazil and belongs to the pea family. 
  • The word ‘mimosa’ comes from the Greek word mimos or "mimic," referring to the moving leaves that mimic animal's movements.
  • Mimosa move to hide from animals that may harm it by folding up their leaves.

Carrots are one of the best sources of Vitamin A

Did you know!

  • Carrots have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years. The original carrots were white, purple, red or yellow... but not orange.
  • The longest carrot ever recorded was 16 feet 10 and a half inches.
  • Carrots contain more sugar than any other vegetable, except for beets.

Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C

Did you know!

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.

Pumpkins are a very good source of Vitamin A

Did you know!

  • Pumpkins are the world's largest fruit!
  • Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds.
  • Pumpkin seeds are edible. You can find these seeds for eating in your local shop.

Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin C

Did you know!

  • It's a fruit!
  • Tomatoes can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white, as well as red.
  • Over 10,000 varieties exist, from tiny ones about 1/2 cm wide to Beefsteaks, which can weigh over 1.5kg.