|Chamomile (from wikipedia since it didn’t reseed!)|
This fall I will seed chamomile in our garden. Although it usually reseeds itself, Peter Proctor describing it as “mercurial” because it tends to “pop up” in different places each year (Grasping the Nettle, 74), it didn’t sprout this season. We had added a lot of compost, probably inadvertently burying its seeds too deep.
One of the six biodynamic preparations, the biodynamic prep chamomile in the compost brings calcium, thereby protecting the health of the plant. It is said to prevent decay by holding in the life forces and to assist in breaking down protein into humic nutrients (Proctor, 73).