- About Lemon Balm
- How To Grow Lemon Balm
- Benefits of Lemon Balm
- Maintenance Tips
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Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products. The green leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint, with leaves that look like oversized mint—no surprise, since lemon balm is part of the mint family. Lemon balm can grow 24 to 36 inches tall and makes a nice green clump of medium-textured leaves among the other herbs and flowers in your garden. The plant looks best when it is cut back periodically, so plan to use lots of fresh, flavorful leaves to brew tea, flavor fruit or green salad, and season fish. Be sure to include stems in bouquets of summer flowers.
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1. Planting Lemon Balm - Once the threat of frost has passed, it's time to plant outdoors.
2. Watering - Watering deeply every other two days, or once the top two inches of soil becomes dry. You may need to increase the frequency of watering if your lemon balm plants begin to droop or have leaves drying out. .
3. Spread Coffee Grounds - Lemon balm will grow the entire season without a need for fertilizers. Use coffee grounds. By spreading a couple tablespoons around the base of each plant, you'll help to maintain a slightly acidic soil pH, and also feed the plants with a small amount of essential nitrogen. This process can be done two to three times throughout the growing season.
4. Harvesting - The foliage of lemon balm can be harvested at any point during the season. You can trim off a little at a time, or trim back a large plant to just a few growing shoots. No matter how much is harvested, lemon balm will continue to grow. As essential oils within the leaves degrades rapidly, they should be used or frozen immediately.
1. Rich in antioxidants
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1. Cut back plants in fall leaving just 2 inches of stem.
2. Lemon balm benefits from an application of 1 to 2 inches of mulch.
1. Remove spent blooms immediately to prevent lemon balm from aggressively going to seed.