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Grow chamomile in a pot

Grow chamomile in a pot

The chamomile It is a highly recommended herb for medicinal purposes. It is characterized by having properties: disinfectants, digestive Y sedatives. We teach you how to successfully grow your own chamomile plant in a pot.

Step to follow

  1. cultivation begins planting seeds in summer. Sprinkle a few over potting soil and cover with a thin layer of vermiculite (a mineral made up of silicates).
  2. After two weeks, the seeds will have germinated, choose the strongest shoot and remove the weakest.
  3. Transplant into a pot at least 16 inches in diameter. Avoid placing chamomile near other pots so they don’t spread out.
  4. Use a loose soil that allows good drainage. Prepare the mixture of two parts of black earth with a little coarse sand.
  5. Place the pot in the garden or indoors. Choose a site that receives plenty of sunlight but without direct sunlight on the plant.
  6. Irrigation should be daily to maintain an optimum level of humidity in the substrate.
  7. When most of the flowers have opened, it will be the right time to harvest.
  8. Only collect flowers that are fully open, taking care not to cut leaves and stems.
  9. Leave the flowers to dry on a piece of paper in a place cool and gloomy where the air blows.
  10. When you finish harvesting the flowers, do a pruning to give new life to the plant. Cut the tips of the stems that carried the flowers.
Grow chamomile in a pot - Step to follow

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