Your Sustainable Shift™ seed paper is embedded with chamomile seeds that will grow just about anywhere in the United States.
Easy and quick to grow, Chamomile encourages the quality of plants grown near it as well as the condition of the garden bed and soil. Chamomile pairs especially nicely with lavender.
Chamomile is also resistant to insects and an attractant for necessary pollinators.
You should always consider your climate and the conditions as you would any other planted seed. Chamomile thrives best in zones 3 to 9. For best results, plant in a warm, dry area that receives part to full sunlight.
Prep your seed paper:
Soak your chamomile seed paper in water for an hour.
After, place soaked seed paper in a re-sealable plastic bag big enough so the card lays flat.
Tape the bag to a bright, sunshiny window. This creates a greenhouse effect so the seeds in the paper can sprout before planting!
Plant your seed paper:
After a 3 to 5 sunny days, you should have a handful of developed sprouts.
It's time to plant!
Carefully tear away small pieces containing sprouts and place them on top of moist soil in a pot with drainage.
Gently place moist soil on top of the paper pieces, without burying the green sprouts.
Daily care and use:
Water regularly, but not too heavily. If the topsoil looks dried out, give it a drink of water, otherwise, they’re okay!
Watch as your chamomile grows over the next few months from paper to thriving chamomile.
Harvest and dry your chamomile blooms to create a healthy tea that promotes better sleep!
Chamomile is a great addition to any garden and its blossoms can be dried and used in tea, commonly used to promote sleep and reduce inflammation.
Chamomile contains apigenin, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia. Chamomile tea has long been used to help boost immune health, relieve anxiety, and improve skin and bone health.
Chamomile grows well when paired with lavender. Plant together to make your own bedtime brew!
Always consider your climate and the conditions as you would any other planted seed. Chamomile is hardy and easy to grow, and although it pairs great with most plants, it can be a bit invasive if left uncontrolled.
Chamomile repels insects, but attracts pollinators, keeping our local bee populations happy!