Lemon Balm - Seeds
Common name: Melissa officinalis
Color: White to pale yellow
Bloom time: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Follow these How to Grow Lemon Balm from seeds instructions and grow some wonderful “Lemony” flavour. Grow in container or contained area of the garden as this plant spreads. Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost, and transplant out or direct so in late March to mid-April. Barely cover the tiny seeds.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Choose a shady spot or a location where plants can be protected from midday sun.
- Lemon balm prefers a fertile, moist soil in a cooler part of the garden.
- Plants grown in partial shade will be larger and more succulent than those exposed to full sun.
Harvesting: The plant will regrow in 4 weeks or so in warm weather.
- Lemon balm can grow well in most climates, although it prefers drier climates.
- PLANTING TIME: Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, (6-8 weeks before last frost), or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring.
Herb gardens. Border fronts. Naturalize as a ground cover in informal areas
- In medieval times it was used medicinally to cure all forms of ailment from crooked necks to morning sickness, it was thought to be beneficial to help heal wounds, treat venomous insect bites and stings and for alleviating pain from gout.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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