The chamomile It is one of the many plants that people should have at home, since it contains a series of properties that can help us combat different discomforts or health problems.
The great analgesic effect, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic of chamomile is known in all corners of the planet, so much so, that it is one of the preferred plants when preparing home remediessince it has been shown how effective it is to treat stomach aches, tiredness, sleep disturbances, skin conditions, among other things.
But it turns out that having a plant at home requires a certain concert, since both its planting and its conservation require some techniques and secrets.
As a first lesson we must learn to sow chamomile, for this we can start looking for 8 to 10 seeds in any nursery or from another plant.
We must also plan that the place where we will plant it has enough natural light, however, sunlight should not hit the area directly.
If you plan to plant the plant in an interior area, it can be done in any season of the year, however, to do it in exterior spaces, we must consider that the best season is spring, since the area must have an average temperature between 18 and 22 degrees.
Steps to plant it
After having the seeds, the space and the aforementioned conditions, the sowing process is preceded, which must be done following the following steps.
- Bury the seeds, without exceeding twice their size, in a pot containing substrate.
- After being buried, we must make sure that they remain moist for approximately 10 or 12 days, which is the period in which germination can occur.
- An irrigation habit must be maintained until the plant has between 5 or 7 leaves.
- Then they must be transplanted to the place where we have selected to be their definitive space, this can be a pot rune, a plot of land or a cultivation table.
What is the shelf life of chamomile?
Chamomile is usually a very invasive plant, so it is recommended to plant it separately so that it does not spread to other spaces or crops.
After this we can have a plant that has a duration of up to three seasons.
While if what we want is to obtain chamomile seeds from our plant, all we have to do is save 3 heads from the first flowering and store them in a dry and cool place.
A year after this, it will only be enough to shred them on the land where a new plant is to be planted.
Chamomile, as with any other plant, must be protected from pests or diseases, however, since this is a plant that we will use to ingest or apply to our body, chemicals that help in the fertilization process are not recommended.
The ideal way to protect this type of plants is to use homemade fertilizers prepared with natural products that do not contaminate or alter their properties. The use of other types of fertilizers can pose a risk to our health.