Organic Herb Lemon Balm

Organic Herb Lemon Balm

£1.40

  • EUR: €1.57

Easy to grow, does well in a large pot. In nice sunny place it will provide you fresh tea traditionally used for calming nerves and improving sleep.

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Description

Organic Herb Lemon Balm. Melissa officinalis.

An easy to grow perennial it forms a small bush giving off a wonderful lemony scent and the flowers are great for the bees, so it’s good in your orchard to attract pollinators in. Grows to about 40cms.

How to grow:
Sow a few seeds in pots on heat in March/April, can be slow to germinate. Grow on till they’re big enough to plant out in their little clumps and plant out in a warm sunny position.

Problem solving:
Pretty hardy it doesn’t suffer from anything much.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Leaves used as a herb in teas, best harvested just before flowering, or just fresh as you need it. Drunk for calming shredded nerves and improving sleep. Oil is used in aromatherapy. A traditional strewing herb.

Cultural history:
Native to south central Europe, Iran and central Asia.

Avg contents:  200 seeds.

Additional information

Weight0.005 g

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