This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
At one time many acres were devoted to the culture of Camomile in the Mitcham district, between rows of Lettuces and other fairly quick-growing crops. The plants, easily recognized by their finely-divided fern-like leaves and white Margueritelike flower heads, flourish in any garden soil, and are easily increased by division of the roots in March. The flower heads are the chief crop. Before they open they are picked off and laid out in shady airy places to dry, after which they are packed in canvas or paper bags for sale.