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How to Sow Giant Roman Chamomile Seeds

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How to Sow Giant Roman Chamomile Seeds

Giant Roman Chamomile, scientifically known as Herb Chamomile Anthemis Nobilis, is a delightful and aromatic herb renowned for its soothing qualities. Its dainty, daisy-like flowers and fragrant foliage make it a charming addition to gardens, providing both visual appeal and functional benefits

How to Grow Giant Roman Chamomile from Seed

  • Soil Preparation: Prepare a well-draining and fertile soil bed, rich in organic matter. Loosen the soil to ensure proper aeration and root development. Chamomile prefers slightly alkaline to neutral soil conditions
  • Seed Sowing: Start by selecting a tray with moist, fine-grade seed compost. Lay the seeds on the surface, gently pressing them into the compost. No need to cover the seeds. Maintain trays in a sheltered spot, either in an unheated greenhouse between April and July or indoors with supplemental heat if sowing earlier
  • Germination and Planting Depth: Seeds typically germinate within 10-14 days when provided with sufficient warmth. A germination temperature of around 70-75°F (21-24°C) is ideal. Lightly press the seeds into the compost, ensuring they are not buried too deep
  • Seed Spacing: For a stunning carpet effect or lawn-like appearance, plant the chamomile seeds about 30 cm apart. This spacing allows the plants to spread and create a continuous display of delicate blooms and aromatic foliage
  • Thinning: As the seedlings emerge and grow, thin them to maintain the recommended spacing. This ensures proper air circulation and minimizes competition for nutrients, allowing each plant to thrive

How to Care for Giant Roman Chamomile Seeds

  • Maintenance: Chamomile is a low-maintenance herb. Regularly trim back spent flowers to encourage prolonged blooming and prevent self-seeding. To maintain an even and tidy appearance, occasional clipping can be done. Chamomile produces side shoots that can be easily propagated through cuttings
  • Germination and Maturity: With the right care, chamomile seeds will germinate within 10-14 days under suitable conditions. After germination, plants will begin flowering in approximately 10-12 weeks. Enjoy the vibrant blooms and delightful fragrance as your chamomile matures
  • Additional Care: Chamomile is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, occasional aphid infestations or fungal issues might occur. To address pests, gently spray the affected areas with a solution of water and mild soap. For fungal problems, ensure proper spacing, ventilation, and avoid overhead watering to prevent excessive moisture on the foliage

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