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Chamomile [Matricaria chamomilla]

Chamomile [Matricaria chamomilla]

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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

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 €

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Chamomile is a very old annual and historical herbaceous medicinal plant from Southern and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The ancient Egyptians worshiped this plant and Charlemagne even made the cultivation of the real chamomile compulsory. In the wild, the weeds can be found mainly in nutrient-rich fields, wild meadows and fallow land. The plants develop pinnate-cut leaves and form white flowers that are reminiscent of daisies. The bright blue essential oil obtained from the flowers has a wide range of medicinal properties and is used for stomach and intestinal problems as well as for inflammation. With the antibacterial flowers, good seed dressing can be produced, which promotes germination and reduces the risk of pest infestation in plants. The entire plant is edible. Chamomile is an indicator plant for loamy soils, multiplies by self-sowing and under ideal conditions blooms reliably every year in the same location.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus

PH: 5.5 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-25 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 15x20 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Kohlrabi, head cabbage, leek (leek), celery, onion
Unfavorable mixed culture:-

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
From February to June, sow directly in the open air or prefer in small pots.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from mid-May or prefer in small pots from April.

Sow directly in rows, as a litter or pre-cultivate. In the pre-culture, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible chamomile leaves. Then plant the pre-grown plants from the pots directly into the open ground. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Chamomile prefers a sunny and warm location with permeable, loamy and humus-rich soil.

Additional tips
Bucket culture possible. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
Avoid dehydration. Fertilization was only necessary for bucket culture.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Matricaria chamomilla
English Names: Chamomile
German names: Real Chamomile
Portuguese names: Camomila
Spanish Names: Manzanilla
French names: Camomille

  • 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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