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Chamomile Cultivation: Plant Chamomile in Your Garden By Using These Simple Techniques

Chamomile can be used in a variety of ways, the most prominent of which are in different varieties of tea. Many gardeners who desire to grow their own use it as a starting point. This article discusses, how you can grow chamomile in your own garden.

Kritika Madhukar
Chamomile tea can be made from dried chamomile flowers and is said to help with immunity and stress relief.
Chamomile tea can be made from dried chamomile flowers and is said to help with immunity and stress relief.

The beautiful flowery perfume of fresh chamomile is both calming and pleasant. The dried tea bags from the grocery store pale in comparison. Chamomile is a versatile and easy-to-grow herb that is suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners. 

This flower attracts a variety of helpful insects to the garden while also working as a pest repellent and companion plant for many veggies. The fern-like foliage branches and delicate blooms make a lovely accent to bouquets and summer flower arrangements.

Chamomile tea has a lot of significant health benefits. Throughout the summer, the plant enthusiastically develops from seeds and explodes with sparkling small blooms.

Cultivating Chamomile

Chamomile can be grown from seeds or plants. They are easy to propagate. Chamomile herb is simpler to establish in your garden from plants or divisions than from seeds, but seeds are also relatively easy to grow. Chamomile thrives in cool weather and therefore should be planted in partial shade, while it may also be grown in full sun.

The soil ought to be completely dry. Once planted, your chamomile requires very little attention. Chamomile is drought resilient and only requires watering during periods of extended drought.

Soil Requirements

The chamomile plant prefers soils that are rich, well-drained, and sandy. For best results, treat with compost. As long as there is adequate drainage, chamomile can thrive in poorer, mildly acidic clay soils.

Fertilizer Requirements

Chamomile does not require fertilization. Too much fertilizer might lead to plants that are less scented and produce more leaves rather than flowers. Chamomile is a wilder herb and can survive even in harsh conditions.

Water Requirements

Chamomile requires a lot of water when it first sprouts, but once the roots have been established, it can tolerate drought fairly well. During the dry season, irrigate only once or twice a week to promote blossom production.

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