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Anonymous on
July 27, 2015

Q. chamomile plant

How do you make chamomile tea from a plant?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

First you must grow a chamomile plant (or purchase one). They normally bloom in spring, at which time you can cut off some blooms and allow them to dry in the sun. These can be stored in an airtight container, like a jar, until ready to use. Then you will take about a tsp. of the dried flowers and boil them in water for a few minutes. Strain into a cup and add sugar to taste.

For additional info, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chamomile/making-tea-from-chamomile.htm

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Anonymous on
May 17, 2018

Q. Weeds

What can I do in the fall to prevent a vegetable garden full of weeds when I’m ready to plant in the spring? We till the garden each fall but by planting time I have to spend hours cleaning out weeds before we can til it. The picture shows last years chamomile EVERYWHERE, clover, ragweed and various other noxious beasts!

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 17, 2018
A.

I have 2 suggestions. 1. mulch the beds to a depth of at least 3 inches year around. Rake the mulch off to prepare the bed in spring. Weed seeds commonly fly on the wind get dispersed by birds and other animals. If you wait until fall to mulch, it is already too late. Option 2 is to plant a dense cover crop as you harvest. Hopefully it will grow quickly and choke out weed seeds. In early spring, till it under. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cover-crops/cover-crops-for-weed-control.htm

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Asked by
Gordon C on
March 5, 2019
Mazarron, Murcia 30875, Spain

Q. Can I transplant wild Chamomile from waste ground into my garden?

I live in Murcia, southern Spain and Chamomile is abundant on wild ground around the urbanisation that I live in, I would like to dig some up and plant in our community gardens.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 5, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, this should be possible with no problems. It is very hardy, and will tolerate transplant quite well.

This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chamomile/growing-chamomile.htm

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Asked by
Wezy on
May 3, 2019
Titusville, Florida zone 8-9

Q. how do I grow chamomile in florida

I live in Florida, zone 8-9 and would like to know how to grow my Chamomile plants. I grew some when I live in Western Kentucky but I only had one plant. This time I started my seeds in my little green house and not I have about 100 little plants that are about 2\” to 5\” tall, and as you can see in the pictures most of my plant are now in large flower pots, but I still have more that I would like to plant in my front flower bed, but I don\’t know if the soil is rich enough for my little plants, also do I have too many plants in my large flower pots. Thank you for your time.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 4, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Good news! You are right on the edge of where they will grow! This article will help you to grow them properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chamomile/growing-chamomile.htm

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Asked by
Kgirl0711 on
July 2, 2019
Youngstown, Ohio

Q. Best time to harvest chamomile?

I currently have it planted in a pot.

Answered by
carolinegwen on
July 2, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

The best time to harvest chamomile is on a dry morning when the flowers are totally open.Make sure to wait until any dew has dried. Here's an article to help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chamomile/harvesting-chamomile-plants.htm

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