Barely cover 1/16"
Sow indoors (recommended) 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep at about 70°F.
Direct sow after last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Roman chamomile is a traditional herb garden staple that can withstand light foot traffic, making it an ideal choice for planting between stepping stones or along paths. If you're using it as a lawn substitute in small areas, mow spent flowers regularly to encourage dense growth. This herb thrives in fertile, freely-draining soil, so avoid clay soils or dry stony areas when planting.
Water regularly, but do not overwater—about 1" per week.
Slightly acidic to neutral
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting and topdress annually in the spring thereafter, particularly if soil is especially poor.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest flowers and leaves any time the plant is in full bloom.