Lemon balm

Lemon balm - Seeds & Bulbs

Lemon Balm
(Melissa officianalis)

Charlemagne, a medieval Frankish King, had lemon balm planted in every monastery garden for its beauty. Pretty white flowers. Use for tea, garnish, salads, potpourri, or medicinal qualities. Used herbally for insomnia or with peppermint in tea for upset stomach. Adds lemony flavor to fish, chicken, and vegetables. Container variety.

One packet plants one 16 foot row.

Plant Type: Perennial
When to Sow Outside: In spring, after average last frost
When to Sow Inside: 6 weeks before transplanting outside.
Seed Depth: Press lightly onto surface of soil
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: Best planted in blocks, groups, or pots
Days to Emerge: 10-15
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 12" apart.

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