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Growing Lemon Balm, also Sweet balm,

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Lemon Balm in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 10 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Cut back tall stems to prevent flowering.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Good to attract bees

Your comments and tips

23 Sep 10, Jay (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Lemon balm is the most amazing healing plant. I have used it as a herbal infusion (handful brewed in a teapot or even just a teacup) for tick bite, respiratory problems, inflamation, stress, fever and many others. Fantastic herb for the garden. I love it!
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Lemon balm is the most amazing healing plant. I have used it as a herbal infusion (handful brewed in a teapot or even just a teacup) for tick bite, respiratory problems, inflamation, stress, fever and many others. Fantastic herb for the garden. I love it!

- Jay

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