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Keywords Composting, herbs
Authors Ethan
Published 2015
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Chamomile is a flowering plant in the daisy family. It is often used for medicinal purposes like general aches, stomach pains, skin conditions, sleeplessness and headaches.

How To Grow[edit | edit source]

  1. Plant the seeds indoors in winter, 4 to 6 before your last frost.
  2. Make sure they get sunlight but are not straight in front of a window
  3. Keep the soil moist to ensure your seed survive
  4. Once the plants have germinated place the tray near the window
  5. Thin the seeds out once they reach 1/2 cm (2 inch)
  6. When they are ready to plant outside, plant the plant 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches) apart

Starting Outside:

  1. Water your selected plot and sprinkle the seeds on top
  2. Thin the seeds out once they reach 1/2 cm (2 inch) and leave 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches) apart

Tips:

  • Pinch the growing tip of the seedlings to get a bushier plant.
  • Water seedlings carefully to make sure you don't wash them away
  • When they are not fully grown water regularly, after they do not need much water
  • Once the flower has bloomed you can cut the flowers
  • Cut back during autumn (Fall) the cover with insulating materials and wait till next spring

Companion Planting[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of companions:

  • Mint - Will become tastier
  • Onion - Onion loves Chamomile but keep it 1 meter away
  • Cabbage - Cabbage loves chamomile
  • Chamomile will help any plants ailing use the cold tea of chamomile on plants to help them

Other benifits in the garden:

  • Chamomile will help the compost process if added to your compost.