Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
A highly aromatic culinary and medicinal herb used in teas, essential oils, tinctures, and countless recipes. Beautiful and easy to grow. Reseeds easily. Lemon balm is an excellent companion plant and friend to pollinators.
- 200 seeds minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 70 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-6 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Space plants 8” apart; space rows 18-24” apart.
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Good germination, robust growth, lovely coloring to the leaves, and that smell. Ugh. It is glorious. I had no experience with lemon balm until I bought these seeds and now I am a fan for life. The scent from the plants is super strong and very lemony. I've found it grows well even in small containers, though it prefers not to be in the direct sun here in the desert-like southern Colorado area.
This is a great plant from some really nice seed. I would definitely buy these seeds from Annie's again.