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Dyer Chamomile [Anthemis tinctoria]

Dyer Chamomile [Anthemis tinctoria]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.


Abholung
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Dyer's chamomile is an old wild perennial scent and dye plant that was used to dye wool yellow in the Middle Ages and is native to parts of Europe and Asia. The robust and drought-tolerant plants are permanent bloomers, form a beautiful pasture for bees with their countless golden yellow flowers and have no special soil requirements. The plants develop narrow pinnate leaves that have gray, tomentose hair on the underside. The flowers exude a wonderful scent typical of chamomile.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 80 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -20 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, dry, loamy, sandy, stony, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 5-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 30x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to May or pre-cultivate in small pots from January to May.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from April to May or pre-cultivate in small pots from March to May.

General
Sow directly in rows or spread out. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible chamomile leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Dyer's chamomile prefers a sunny and warm location with a permeable, dry, stony, humus and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Self-seeds easily and establishes itself in the garden without spreading too much. Soil that is too moist causes fewer flowers to form and promotes leaf growth. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds or division of the rootstock.

Plant care
A pruning in September to a height of 10cm causes strong new growth in the same year. Fertilize with plant manure in spring to promote strong new growth.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Anthemis tinctoria
English names: Dyer chamomile
German names: Färberkamille, Färber-Hundskamille
Portuguese names: Camomila de tintureiro
Spanish names: Manzanilla tintorera
French names: Camomille teinturière

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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