HEIRLOOM Fragrant, verdant and astonishingly easy to grow, we love growing Lemon Balm along our perennial herb garden’s edge and in large containers where the vigorously spreading plants can freely roam, thriving in full as well as partial sun. We enjoy Lemon Balm fresh from snow melt through late fall in salad and dressings and all year long we love the mellow lemon tea all summer long. For over 2000 years Lemon Balm has been used medicinally to gently reduce anxiety, muscle tension and both internal and external inflammation; recent science indicates Lemon Balm has a positive effect on depression, insomnia and a broad span of digestive ailments. But of all the reasons to grow Lemon Balm, walking past it and simply smelling its luscious lemon scent is perhaps best of all.
|100 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|400 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: indoors, 4-6 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 7-14 at 65-70°F
Sowing and seedling care: Sow two seeds per cell/soil block, later thinning to one. Harden off seedlings (reduce water and temperature for 3-7 days) before transplanting.
When to transplant: After last frost
Transplant Spacing: 10-12 inches Sun Needs: Full/Partial
Plant in a place you don’t mind lemon balm spreading for years to come (large containers are perfect.) Mulch to reduce weed & watering pressure.
Days to Harvest: 70 Height: 4-8 inches
Harvest: Leaf flavor is best before flower.