Growing Chamomile, German Herb Seed
- Days to Maturity: Annual, 60+
- Hardiness Zone: 1-13
- Planting Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 8-12”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Color: Green
- Flavor: Sweet flavor and bright aroma
Sowing and Growing
Chamomile is an annual suitable for all grow zones. Chamomile does best in well-drained soils with moderate water. Seeds can be started inside or sown directly in the garden as long as outdoor temperatures are right. If sowing outside, keep the area moist until germination—2 weeks. Thin to 10” apart and water consciously throughout their lifecycle.
Harvest chamomile blooms when they are fully open. Simply, pluck buds when the petals are fanned out. If the petals are pointing toward the ground, they are still harvestable. You can also harvest the flowers with a couple of inches of stem. The flowers are very small, which can make harvesting easier.
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