Piccolo's seeds come in fun, original packaging. This makes them not only ideal for giving as gifts, but also nice to have at home. You can choose a collection of seeds or buy your seeds separately for each species. With their wide range, there is something for everyone: herbs, all kinds of interesting mixes to brighten up your kitchen, or flowers, with some collections specifically aimed at insects or birds. Spring will be incredibly colourful! The seeds are okay to be stored for at least 3 years, so you can gift them to your loved ones (or yourself!) at any time of the year.
Roman Chamomile is a perennial, small and creeping plant with daisy-like flowers. The plant has a wonderful, sweet, fruity scent and is commonly used to make herbal infusions for medicinal uses. While it is probably the most popular and well-known therapeutic plant, chamomile is also a popular ingredient in a number of magical rituals. When it comes to deities, chamomile is linked to Cernunnos, Ra, Helios, and other sun gods. At the same time, the Vikings had a more practical use for chamomile, adding it to their hair shampoos to aid in the lightening of blond hair. In a number of folk magic traditions, particularly those of the American south, chamomile is known as a lucky flower and, if you're a gambler, washing your hands in chamomile tea will ensure good luck at the gaming tables.
- Latin name: Anthemis nobilis
- Name: Chamomile
- Variety: Roman
- Quantity: 700 seeds
- Plant size: height 30cm, width 20cm
- Container size: height 30cm, width 30cm
- Companion plant: Cucumbers, bunching onions, basils, lavender
HOW TO GROW
- Sowing: Indoors not required. Outdoor Apr-June, Sept-Oct
- Timing: Germination 10-15 days, harvesting 40-60 days
- Spacing: When sowing 3-5cm, depth 0.5cm. When thinning 10-20cm.
- Growing: Full sun to partial shade. Soil well-drained, light and moist soil. Watering regular, allow to dry out. No fertilizer or compost addition is necessary.
- Caring: Expert tip! Roman Chamomile is resistant to drought and can survive for some time without water. This makes it a plant that has good ground cover if kept short and is ideal for use as a lawn substitute.
- Supporting: Attracts bees & butterflies. Promotes the health of nearby plants.
- Harvesting: Pick the flowers when in full bloom, early in the morning. Dry in a warm, dry, well-ventilated area, turn and shake regularly. Chamomile should be dry in around four days.
- Eating + Medicinal properties: Chamomile tea has so many health virtues, making it an ideal family remedy. It is commonly known that chamomile is used to make herbal tea, yet its flowers are also edible. It makes a lovely addition to cakes, biscuits and puddings since its flavour lends a natural, gentle sweetness and pleasant floral notes to any dessert. It can also bring an element of acidity and herbal flavour to help you create a savoury meal—if you are willing to stretch your culinary skills using this unique ingredient!
The Piccolo seeds can be picked up in store, delivered by bike in Brussels or sent to you by bpost in Belgium & Europe. Read all information about shipping & pick-up here.