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