Nature holds certain mysteries which puzzle us. One of its magical possessions is Chamomile – A Flowering Plant. Its roots belong to Daisy flowering family. It is one of the nine sacred herbs and has wonderful magical herbal healing qualities used to cure indigestion, anxiety insomnia colic and eye irritations. Its esteem and fame grew with passing years and it was crowned as “Plant of the year”.
For all these magical healing traits, Chamomile is very popular and in demand. But imagine what a pleasure it would be to pluck such supernatural plants with your own hands and use them. The feeling all together is different. The immediate thought that would come to mind is who has such a huge place to grow them. But the answer will delight you. It does not require a huge herb garden to grow; a small garden will work wonders. So let’s throw light on its growth process.
Its Growth :
Growing and taking care of Chamomile plant is easy, simple and effortless This plant blossoms in Gods gifted bright sunrays. Moist and rich soil works wonders for the plant to grow and flourish. Chamomile grows and tweaks in all budding surroundings. The only catch here is that it fails to bloom in temperature over 100 degrees F. There are different ways in which you can plant chamomile. Either you plant them in garden or in small pots or plant them between stepping stones. The choice is yours depending upon the space you possess.
If you are planting the seeds in a small container like a pot, than u need watch out for minute details. The seeds need to be sowed in tiny distinctive containers having a depth around 1/8 inches. Plant four to six seeds in a single pot. When they bud a little and are tough enough to hold and have sprouted, just about in a month time resettle them to individual pots 6 inches apart. They require sunlight to flourish so cannot be covered with soil. It should be noted that small seeds move easily but once they bud they resist to transfer in big pots.
Chamomile grows and blossoms finest in a garden. The tiny seeds of the Chamomile have to be sowed in the garden during the spring time. The Garden should face full sunlight and seeds must be sowed or thin plants must be planted at a distance of 15-18 inches. Proper space should be given for blooming. The soil has to be rich and kept moist by ample water. Scattering Fertilizers on the bed of soil will aid in budding and plants will grow to maximum height. The best thing about Chamomile is that it’s an annual plant and it reseeds every year.
When the plant has blossomed to its peak and before sun drops its rays on its petals, harvest them with scissors. Spread the petals on dry airy area and later pile up them in sealed container.
Once it flourishes it has magical healing characteristics. Growing Chamomile in your own herb garden is the best way to reap its mysterious benefits.