How to Grow Chamomile


  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: February to March
  • Sowing location: Sow indoors
  • Sow in seed trays (such as 24 cell seed trays or single cell seed trays)
  • Shallow seed trays are better than 9cm pots
  • Sow seeds freely into seed trays
  • Soak soil before sowing
  • Press seeds into soil surface
  • Do not cover seeds 
  • Germination after 2 weeks

How to Transplant

  • Once seedlings are large enough to handle
  • Transplant out into the garden
  • Generally 6 to 8 weeks after germination
  • Harden off before transplanting to outdoors location
  • Be sure that all frost has passed before transplanting out (after March)
  • Prefers a sunny location with space to spread
  • Soil: Well drained, moderate fertility

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep moist & weed free
  • Plant in & around your vegetable garden to repel pests
  • Plant near cabbage, cucumber & onions
  • Can be grown in pots

How to Harvest

  • This is a perennial plant & will live for many years
  • They can be harvested each year once flowers are at their peak
  • Cut flowers at their base
  • Wash, rinse & dry flowers
  • Place flowers indoors, in warm airy location to dry
  • Infuse to make herbal teas