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  • Harvest Fresh Chamomile from the Garden

    Time to harvest chamomile is one of my favorite times in the garden. Each fall, I plant a rather large patch. In the spring, the plants grow rapidly and reward me with a profusion of delicate blooms. The apple scented blooms can then be harvested and used. Here’s a quick look at the beginning of this year’s harvest. In general, I like to wait until the flowers have opened completely. The best quality comes from fresh blooms. I usually don’t bother picking the flowers that have started to form a “cone” shaped seed head. Flowers with petals that have started to hang down towards the ground aren’t the best either.…