Herb, Lemon Balm Organic

Catalog #0464A

5327

(Melissa officinalis) A favorite of French King Charles V in the 14th century. Strong lemon-scented leaves are used for making tea. Said to have a calming effect and is also soothing for upset stomachs. Perennial in zones 4-9.

START INDOORS
6-8 weeks before last frost
GERMINATION
14-21 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
12" Apart
LIGHT
Sun/Partial Shade

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors two weeks after last spring frost. Remove seed heads to keep plant from self seeding. Prefers sandy welldrained soil; leaves will be more aromatic in poor soil.

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