The fantastic team behind Tamar Organics is on a mission to encourage people to grow at least some of their own food and to do it organically. Organic growing helps to protect the environment, improves soil and encourages biodiversity. Using organic seeds means that you are supporting organic farmers and acres and acres of land under organic management.
Organic Chamomile (approx. 4000 seeds)
Chamomile Matricaria is also known as wild or German chamomile. There are other varieties but it is this one that is grown for the flowers for chamomile tea. The plant is a hardy annual with feathery leaves said to be apple scented. It grows to between 20 and 30 cm tall. The flowers are daisy like with white petals around a yellow conical middle. It was grown for it’s medicinal properties by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The whole plant was used as a strewing herb on the floor of dwellings where the pleasant scent was given off when trodden. The flowers have been used as a herbal rinse to lighten blond hair and the tea is soothing to both body and mind.
Organic Chamomile Seeds
Chamomile prefer to grow in full sun. Prepare some ground well and sprinkle the seeds in from March to June. Thin if necessary to 15 cm apart. Keep watered initially if the weather is very dry. Cut the flowers when they are fully open, on a dry day and preferable in the morning. This is to maximise the volatile essence in the flower.