Harvest and Buy German Chamomile Seeds
I planted lots of chamomile around our vegetable garden this spring, on the assumption that it would make a good companion plant. It does seem to be doing well at attracting bees and other beneficial insects. We think the chamomile is a very pretty addition to the garden.
Harvesting Chamomile Flowers:
The main reason why we planted chamomile is so that we can make our own chamomile tea. I have begun to harvest the flowers and dry them. Harvesting the flowers takes a bit of patience, but it’s a beautiful job. The scent of the chamomile is wonderfully calming. I hope that even in the middle of winter we will be able to enjoy cups of tea flavored with these lovely spring flowers.
Buy German Chamomile Seeds
The German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is one of the herbs the world loves best. Chamomile, with its wonderful fragrance, is a nice addition to your flower or herb garden. Herbs are reputed to be excellent companion crops. Old-timers plant chamomile with cucumbers and onions to enhance their growth. Makes a soothing tea. Drought tolerant and suitable for containers.
- Plant Type: Annual
- When to Sow Outside: Spring, as early as the soil can be worked.
- When to Sow Inside: Ten weeks before last frost.
- Seed Depth: Press seeds onto surface of the soil
- Seed Spacing: 1″
- Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
- Thinning: When 1/2″ tall, thin to 6″ apart
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