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First harvest for Chamomile

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  1. rocky'smom

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    •CHAMOMILE-- One of nature's safest and mildest sedatives useful to calm birds in stressful situations. Studies show that this herb also kills the yeast fungi Candida albicans as well as certain staph bacteria.
    -from Winged wisdom Pet Bird E magazine-


    I am growing Chamomile on my deck this year. after doing a little research, it's time to start harvesting the blossoms. if you decide to grow this calming herb, you harvest just the blossoms as the little white petals droop. you can harvest them a little earlier or later. cut the blossoms as close to flowers as possible. trim any stems short. you will need a large plate, a couple sheets of paper towels, and warm dry dark place to set the plate; a upper cupboard works great, 2 weeks.
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    I will show what happens after the 2 weeks in later post.
     
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    Very nice!! I'll be looking forward to hearing how they turn out. Where they part of your outdoor garden this year, or did you grow them inside?
     
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    out on my deck, they are in larger pot.
     
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    Chamomile is also good in tea form for humans for upset stomachs or stomach aches and helps one sleep too.
     
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    I have chamomile growing also...safe for them to eat the whole flower?

    How do you make the tea?
     
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    yuppers in Higgin's greens and leaf there are whole flowers. First thing Sweet Pea goes for.
     
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    I've always bought the commercially made chamomile tea in supermarkets. It's pretty basic and makes a clear, light green tea.
     
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    I have also purchased the ready made - tea bags - Can you use a tea infuser for the flowers?
     

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