When I was a nipper my Great Granny Higgledy would tell me that Feverfew was actually a chrysanthemum and that it had been used in her family for centuries to cure arthritis and headaches…but then again she smoked a long clay pipe which she filled from a plant in the greenhouse and would sway about the Higgledy Garden humming Bob Marley tunes…
How To Grow Feverfew From Seed.
*I start some in pots in early spring…on a windowsill or in the greenhouse. Early spring being March in my book.
*I sow in pots of loamy soil…sprinkle a few of the dinky seeds onto the surface of the soil and tap the bottom to settle the seeds…use a fine mist spray to water them…pouring may dislodge the seeds. Don’t cover the seeds with soil as they need light to germinate.
*Keep the pot somewhere sunny…like a greenhouse or window sill.
*You should see some groovy germination action in about two weeks.
*Don’t put them out until they are fairly tall…like about 15cm+
*If you fancy you can outside directly where you want them, do this in mid spring. Beginning of April is good I find
*Plant or thin out the seedlings to around 15 inches apart.
*Make sure you sow/plant them in a sunny spot.
*She is not keen on consistently damp soil.
So there you have it. I shall be growing some from seed the spring and will keep you posted.
I sell feverfew ‘Jackpot’ for £1.95 a packet.