Chamomile Small Seeds Sprouting

German chamomile (Matricaria recutita).
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A couple of weeks ago I started some seeds indoors. I was glad to see some sprouting going on already. It took 4 days for the first seeds to sprout and the temperature ranged from 62 to 65 degrees F. A grow lamp was hung a foot above the seed pots.

The first seeds to sprout were Chamomile. The seeds are miniscule, smaller than poppy seeds. As the days went on the little plants got stronger, but alas…they reached a point where damping off killed them. Perhaps it would be better to start Chamomile seeds directly where you want it to grow. Does anybody know? I’ll try it in a couple of weeks when the temps outside warm up a little more. Out last frost date is May 15, so maybe around then I’ll plant the Chamomile.