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Daisies: cultivation, care and recipe suggestions


A garden without daisies? Hard to imagine, right? We will therefore tell you everything you need to know about growing and caring for the daisy.

Daisies are very delicate flowers

Who does not know that lovely daisies that are frowned upon as weeds in some ornamental lawns. Unfortunately, the medicinal herb effect of the daisy has been completely forgotten. This is how daisies work with digestive problems, stimulate appetite and relieve colds, whereby the application is possible internally (in the form of tea) as well as externally (in the form of tinctures).

Today the daisy is more available as seeds for the flower meadow or as a mixed mix of seeds for the herbaceous bed, including filled calyx variants.

Daisies are perennial plants

Daisies are perennial plants, reproduce either by themselves or by pollination and can grow up to 15 centimeters. In addition to the conventional, white blooming daisies, varieties from delicate rose to deep dark red are now also available, including violet shades. Sometimes even with filled calyxes and also in lush perennial plants. The well-known cultivars include:

  • blue or Australian daisies
  • Strawberry cream
  • daisy
  • Habanera
  • Rob Roy

The following explains exactly how all these types of daisies are planted and cared for. You will also find recipe suggestions for the processing of daisies here.

Cultivation of daisies

➤ Location:

You can easily add the seeds of conventional daisies before sowing any meadow grass mixture. Perennial daisies, on the other hand, should either be planted in the perennial border or in tubs or window boxes. The daisies harmonize particularly well with pansies and violets, but also with many other herbaceous plants!

➤ Sowing / cultivation:

From June to July, sprinkle the seeds finely-grained in an approximately 1 centimeter deep earth groove. Then cover the seeds again with soil and water them a little.

In the meantime, in the garden specialty store, larger, potted plants for outdoors or for planting pots are already being offered, from the filled or dark-colored blooming daisies. You can use these robust plant sticks immediately. They usually grow without problems.

Tip:

If the daisies you have sown are too close together, you can thin them out at any time in autumn by preferring them one by one and putting them back in another location. You should keep a planting distance of about 15 to 20 centimeters.

Caring for daisies properly

Some daisies sprout from the earth as early as the end of March, with the main flowering phase lasting from May to September, and even into October in mild climates. Daisies are extremely easy to care for, they:

  • only need a little water on dry days
  • can easily be cut off for the small flower vase
  • can be divided in late summer (simply reinsert the cut plants at a new location)
  • must be supplied once or twice a year with a little fertilizer in the form of a complete fertilizer or compost

Recipe suggestions for daisies

»Proposal 1 - Use daisies as decoration:

You can use daisies in a variety of recipes because they have a delicious, slightly nutty taste. So you can use the daisies to decorate dishes. Our tip: Dip the daisies in a sugar solution. You can then use the flowers to decorate cakes or to decorate desserts.

»Suggestion 2 - put daisies in tea / butter / jellies / salads:

You can also make a tea from daisies or add the flowers to a herbal vinegar mixture. You can also add daisies to salads or use them in jellies, butter and the like. These are great ideas for homemade gifts from the garden, right?