Learning Download: How to Grow Chamomile
Chamomile plants are oftentimes used as flower bed borders, grown in an herb garden or used to attract pollinators to the garden. It can reach up to two feet tall, and it produces white flowers that smell like sweet apples.
Before Planting: Start Chamomile seeds indoors three to four weeks before the last frost in peat pots.
Planting: Once chamomile plants have been established, transfer the peat pots to the garden.
Watering: Water at least once per week.
Fertilizer: Chamomile does not require fertilizer since it spreads quickly.
Days to Maturity: Plants will produce flowers that can be harvested within 6 to 8 weeks of planting.
Harvesting: Wait until the blooms are completely open before harvesting them.
Tips: Leave some seed heads and don’t harvest them so the chamomile will self seed and regrow next year.