German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is a wonderful apple-scented plant with daisy like flowers that grows to about 2’ tall. It grows easily from seed which should be sown in the early spring and again in summer for a succession of harvests. Harvest flowers when their petals start to turn downward to use fresh or dried in teas. The plants fade quickly after flowering. In my experience if you harvest the flowers, they keep producing more flowers. If you let the flowers go by meaning not harvesting them, the plant will die. So you have to be on top of harvesting the flowers especially in the hot weather. It is a front of the border plant.
If you click on the mug to the right, it will show you the process of filling the bags. After so many years the flavor of the chamomile was still excellent. Very calming tea after a long day. We got my Herb Companion and some of my Herb Quarterly magazines moved to a cabinet in the dining room where I work. More convenient for me. Maybe I'll get to read some different ones that I've not yet read and, of course, I'll share what I read with you. It was a partly sunny day here. We are just getting a minor storm tomorrow. Hope New England doesn't get battered like they are forecasting. Stay safe and warm wherever you may be. Talk to you later.