Botanical Interests Organic German Chamomile
Annual. What could be more soothing than curling up at bedtime with a good book and a cup of chamomile tea made fresh from your garden? A staple of any herb garden, the dried daisy-like flowers are easy to grow for a delicious calming apple-scented tea. The flowers can be dried for floral arrangements, pressed for crafts, or woven into charming wreaths, and their edible petals can be tossed into salads. A beautiful herb to grow in the vegetable garden, chamomile enhances the growth of cucumbers and onions, and attracts beneficial insects. Drought tolerance makes it a great choice for dry sunny areas. Self-sows in ideal conditions.
When to plant outside: Sow in early spring, as soon as soil can be worked OR late fall when soil is too cold for seed to germinate (seed benefits from cold exposure).
When to start inside: 8-10 weeks before last spring frost.
Special Germination Instructions: Seeds are very small and should be scratched into the ground just below the soil surface. Chamomile can be planted in rows, but looks best in mass groupings.
Harvesting: Pick flowers when fully opened and dry on a screen covered with cheesecloth in a cool, dark well-ventilated area. Plants may also be hung upside down to dry.
Contents: Chamomile-German Organic Seed
Matricaria - recutita
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.