How To Grow Chamomile Tea

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Well, you actually grow the chamomile flower first and then you use that to make the tea. We are no strangers to growing our own tea, but had not ventured into the herbal ones yet. I had the brilliant idea to try growing chamomile for tea.

If you have grown daisies before, you will be happy to know that Chamomile belongs to the same family of flowers. It has been used as a medicinal herb and stress relief for many centuries now. Other medicinal uses include insomnia, inflammation, hay fever, skin diseases as well as muscle spams.

How To Grow Chamomile Tea

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • chamomile seeds
  • seedling trays
  • compost
  • containers (optional)

The most popular varieties are the German Chamomile and the Roman Chamomile. We have only ever tried the German which likes sunny areas, with very little shade during the day. You can initially plant them in containers, and then transplant them after your last frost. Germination will take between 7 to 14 days.

When transplanting the best spacing is 8 to 10 inches. Also remember to keep them well watered and you should have some flowers within a few weeks. When petals start to fall back or lay flat then it is time to harvest your flowers. Allow to dry for at least 2 weeks before storing in a glass jar.

How Do You Make Chamomile Tea? Just add a teaspoon of dried flowers, to each cup of boiling water. You can also make iced tea, by adding ice cubes. If you can’t wait for the flowers to dry, simply add 2 teaspoons of fresh flowers per cup instead.

You can get more information on the Grow A Good Life blog, here…

Growing Chamomile For Tea

You can watch the video below on how to plant chamomile…

You can watch the video below on how to harvest and dry chamomile…

You can watch the video below on how to make real chamomile tea…


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