Ever since the Middle Ages, Chamomile Tea has been a worldwide favorite, often used as a relaxation herb. (It's also the national flower of Russia.)
The little white daisy-like flowers make your herb garden beautiful and the scent is even better. Also, chamomile is great for soap-making.
Chamomile forms a bushy plant with very attractive fern-like foliage. The tea is made from drying the flowers when in full bloom. (See below.)
When and Where to Plant: Sow seeds in sandy, well-drained soil,
with a little organic matter, in full sun or light shade, as soon as soil can
be worked in the Spring. Rich soil will cause poor flower production.
Care: Keep well drained. Keep soil weed free and moist, but not
Harvesting: Pick flowers in full bloom, on a sunny day. Spread them
to dry on a cloth or screen in the sun. Remove leaf and stem pieces.
Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.