Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade.
Planting: Space chamomile 8 to 12 inches apart. (See plant’s stick tag for specific spacing recommendations.)
Soil requirements: Chamomile prefers fertile, well-drained, sandy loam.
Water requirements: Water new plants deeply once per week. Chamomile prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Frost-fighting plan: Chamomile is an annual but readily reseeds. To extend growing period, use frost protection row covers.
Common issues: Chamomile is easy to grow with very few pests. If aphids become a problem, spray them off the plant with water or treat the plant with insecticidal soap for serious infestations.
Harvesting: Gather flowers in full bloom, with three to four harvests possible per growing season. To dry, place flowers in a single layer on a screen out of direct sunlight, stirring occasionally. Make sure flowers are completely dry before storing.
Storage: After drying, preserve flowers by placing them in an air-tight container in a dark pantry.