Lemon Balm Seeds

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Grow a fragrant, versatile herb with Lemon Balm Seeds. Ideal for gardens and containers, these seeds produce hardy plants with a refreshing lemon scent, perfect for teas, culinary uses, and medicinal benefits. Easy to grow and maintain.

(Approximately 100 premium seeds in each packet.)

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Lemon Balm Seeds – A Perennial Herb for Every Garden

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that enriches your garden with its citrusy aroma and vibrant growth. Originating from West Asia, Southern Europe, and the Mediterranean, this member of the mint family is an all-rounder, serving both as a medicinal herb and a delightful addition to various dishes.

Growing Lemon Balm from Seed

Lemon Balm seeds prefer a temperate climate (55-70°F) and thrive in full sun to partial shade. These seeds need organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.7 and 7.3. Sow them lightly at a depth of ¼” and maintain a spacing of 18-36″. Lemon Balm enjoys regular watering but be cautious of overwatering, as it’s susceptible to root rot and mildew.

Plant Life and Use

Lemon Balm plants grow in a low-spreading mound, reaching a height of 18-24″. It’s not just the leaves that are useful; the tiny white flowers, though less noticeable, attract pollinators like bees. Lemon Balm can be used in various ways – as an ingredient in salads, sauces, soups, teas, and even as an extract for its antibacterial properties.

Known for its high antioxidant and antiviral qualities, Lemon Balm is also reputed to enhance focus and relieve inflammation.

Growing Indoors and Outdoors

This hardy plant is a great choice for both indoor and outdoor gardening. It can handle temperatures down to -20°F, making it ideal for colder climates. Whether planted in pots or directly in the garden, Lemon Balm requires regular care and proper drainage to flourish.

Harvesting Tips

When harvesting Lemon Balm, avoid removing all the leaves at once. Pruning just above a pair of leaves ensures that the plant continues to grow. The best time to harvest is right before the flowers bloom, as this is when the essential oils are most concentrated.

In Summary

  • Perennial herb native to West Asia, Southern Europe, and the Mediterranean
  • Grows in a low-spreading mound, up to 24″ high
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil
  • Used in culinary and medicinal applications
  • Requires regular watering, with careful attention to avoid overwatering
  • Hardy in colder climates, withstanding temperatures as low as -20°F

Bring a touch of lemony freshness to your garden with these versatile and aromatic Lemon Balm seeds!

 

Lemon Balm Seed FAQ

  1. Is Lemon Balm Easy to Grow from Seed? Yes, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is relatively easy to grow from seed. It requires well-drained soil and can be started indoors or sown directly outdoors in the spring. The seeds should be lightly covered with soil and kept moist until germination, which usually occurs within 7-14 days.
  2. Does Lemon Balm Come Back Every Year? Lemon Balm is a perennial herb, meaning it will return year after year in suitable climates. It is hardy in zones 3-9 and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, although it thrives best in temperate environments.
  3. Does Lemon Balm Become Invasive? Lemon Balm can become invasive due to its robust growing nature and ability to self-seed. It’s advisable to control its spread by regularly harvesting and deadheading, and possibly planting in containers or designated areas where it can be contained.
  4. Is Lemon Balm Edible Raw? Yes, Lemon Balm is edible raw. Its leaves have a mild, lemon-like flavor and can be used fresh in salads, as garnish, or to flavor drinks. Lemon Balm is also popular in herbal teas and for its calming properties.
Weight .4 oz
Quantity

Approximately 100 premium seeds in each packet.

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