Lemon Balm seeds - Melissa officinalis - Culinary Herb
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis
Approximate height: 30 - 80 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Sun or partial shade in any soil.
Uses: Culinary, medicinal
When to sow: Spring and early summer.
Also known as bee balm this has very small white flowers and the leaves have a beautiful lemon scent and flavour.
Can be used whenever a lemon flavour is needed in either sweet or savoury dishes by chopping into food but use raw as the flavour is not so pleasant when cooked, (add to dishes at the end of cooking).
Perfect for adding to cold drinks or blended with yoghurt.
Sow the seed either where they are to grow or preferably under cover in seeds, trays or modules.
Cover the seeds with a tiny amount of sieved compost and water gently.
Do not water again unless the compost has become very dry.
The seeds should germinate within a couple of weeks.
When large enough, prick the seedlings out and plant in the garden.
Lemon balm will self-seed but unwanted plants are easily removed.
Contents: Approximately 800 seeds / 0.4 g
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