How to Grow Chamomile?

How to Grow Chamomile

Growing chamomile is a relatively simple process and provides a beautiful burst of color to any garden. Here are the steps to follow when planting and cultivating chamomile.

Step 1: Choosing The Plant

Chamomile is available in two varieties – German and Roman. German chamomile is more common and easier to grow, while Roman chamomile produces a very fragrant, slightly sweet oil.

Step 2: Sowing The Seeds

Chamomile seeds can be started indoors in small containers or outdoors in a prepared bed. The best time to sow the seeds is in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. The soil should be light and well-drained, as chamomile does not tolerate wet conditions.

Step 3: Watering and Mulching

Once the seeds have been sown, they should be watered gently. Once they sprout, they should be kept well-watered, but not overly saturated. To help retain moisture and help control weeds, a layer of mulch can be placed around the plants.

Step 4: Feeding and Harvesting

Once the plants have grown and the flowers have started to bloom, you can begin to feed the plants with a liquid fertilizer. When the flowers are in full bloom, you can start harvesting. Hand-picking the flowers is the best way to ensure the flowers stay fresh.

Step 5: Caring for Your Plants

Once harvested, the plants should be kept well-watered and mulched and should be trimmed back to encourage more flowers and healthy growth. In the late summer or early autumn, the plants should be dug up and divided to prevent overcrowding.

Additional Tips:

  • Sunlight: Chamomile prefers full sun, so a spot in the garden that gets plenty of sun should be chosen to ensure proper growth.
  • Soil: The soil should be well-drained and kept on the dry side.
  • Pests: Slugs and snails can be a problem, especially in damp conditions. Regularly check for any signs of pest activity and treat as necessary.

Following these steps will ensure your chamomile garden is a success. With a little bit of patience and care, you’ll be able to enjoy this beautiful flower for many years.


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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