Make sure to give the seedlings no more than 16 hours of light a day and place them in a sunny window to grow. They need eight hours of rest from the light to grow. Seedlings should be transplanted into a pot that is at least 8 inches in diameter. The pot should have a drainage hole in the bottom for drainage. If the pot is too small, the plants will not be able to grow and will die.

You can also use a large pot if you have the space for it. Do not place them in direct sunlight, as this can cause the plant to over-produce and produce too many leaves at once. It is best to keep the temperature of the room around 70°F (21°C) during the growing season. This will allow the leaves to develop properly and allow them to reach their full potential.

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How do you start chamomile indoors?

Sow chamomile seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor planting date in spring using a seed starting kit. In the seed starting formula, sow seeds 14 inch deep. The soil should be kept moist at 70 degrees F. Seedlings should be transplanted to a sunny location in late summer or early fall.

Plant seedlings in a well-drained pot and allow them to grow until they reach a height of 3-4 feet. When the plants reach this height, they will be ready for transplanting into the garden.

Does chamomile grow back every year?

Roman chamomile (chamaemelum nobile) is a perennial, so will happily grow back year after year, while german chamomile (matricaria recutita) is an annual, so will die back after a while.

Will chamomile live through winter?

Garden chamomile will overwinter outdoors as far north as USDA hardiness zone 4, but it needs a little help to survive periods of extreme cold with minimal damage. Start preparing the plants for the cold winter months by cutting back on watering and fertilization to keep the plant healthy.

Should I deadhead chamomile?

Once the flower head is dried, you can make tea from it. Harvesting (deadheading) the chamomile plant’s flowers the day they bloom will provide the best-flavored tea, but you can also dry the flowers and use them as a garnish.

The best way to brew tea is to steep the leaves in hot water for a few minutes, then strain the tea through a fine-mesh sieve into a tea bag. The tea will be very strong and will need to be stored in a cool, dark place.

When should I start chamomile indoors?

Start seeds indoors about six weeks before the last frost. If you scatter the seeds and press them firmly onto the soil, you don’t have to cover the seeds with soil. They should grow in seven to 10 days if you water frequently.

If you want to grow chamomiles outdoors, you’ll need to plant them in a sunny spot, away from the heat of the sun. You’ll also need a container large enough to hold the seedlings, which you can buy at your local garden center or online.

Is chamomile toxic to cats?

Chamomile is generally not harmful in small doses, but can cause severe effects to felines if large amounts are ingested or if the plant is consumed over a long period of time. Tannin is a naturally occurring compound found in the leaves and stems of many plants.

Tannins can be toxic to cats and dogs if they are consumed in large quantities.

Are chamomile leaves edible?

Yes, chamomile leaves and flowers are both perfectly safe to eat, with a couple of caveats. The herb has not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. If you have an allergy to ragweed, use chamomile with care. Also, be sure to wash your hands before and after eating.

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