Would like to know how to grow German Chamomile in containers inside.
This herb grows much the same indoors as it does in the garden. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/chamomile/growing-chamomile.htm
How do you make chamomile tea from a plant?
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
I currently have it planted in a pot.
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
Hello, I’ve redone my front garden 2 years ago ( east facing). I took away the topsoil to get rid off the grass and planted chamomile instead as a cover. The problem is that the soil is very hard clay and I keep topping it up with compost once a year. I have a mixture of plants that are doing well despite the soil conditions. I have a few mini conifers, peonies, azaleas, London pride, heucheras, Japanese anemone, hydrangea, hosta and fern. I am using liquid seaweed to feed all the plants at the moment. Is that suitable for all the plants or shall I use different feeds? Also I have 3 pyracantha plants in a tall pot on a north wall.They are full of blooms but the leaves keep getting brown spots? Anything that the plant is missing?
You probably need to add additional N-P-K fertilizer as the seaweed only provides trace amounts of the macro nutrients. Also your azalea would benefit from fertilizer for acid loving plants. You can search our website for each of your plants and an article should tell you what kind of fertilizer that specific plant needs.
Your pyracantha may have a blight problem. See info below.