Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Seed Starting Tip - Use Camomile
Camomile or sometimes spelled with an 'h", Chamomile is wonderful to water your seeds and seedlings with. "Damping Off" is a wilting disease that can often affect seedlings. Unfortunately, by the time you see the organism that is causing the wilting it is too late and the seedlings have succumbed. In order to prevent this we water with a strong batch of Camomile tea, the same herb they gave Peter Rabbit, that naughty bunny when he came in out of the cabbage patch. Boil 3 T of Camomile flowers in 1 quart of water for 10 minutes, strain and keep handy to water newly emerging seedings. It is a powerful fungicide.