How to Grow Lemon Balm
Fresh leaves burst of lemon when squeezed. A truly delightful tea made from the dried leaves is our favourite anytime tea as it both stimulates the heart and calms the nerves. Fresh chopped leaves are also interesting in salads, soups and stews.
Perennial, (zones 4-9)
7-14 days at 65-75 ° F
Part shade to full sun
DAYS OF HARVEST
Transplant to a larger container once the the start has developed its second set of true leaves. Gradually harden the plant for transplanting outdoors by exposing to increasing amounts of sunlight. Do not transplant until the final frost of the season has passed.
Leaves can be picked at any time. Larger harvests can be obtained by snipping the upper half of the plant just above a node.
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