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Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

A lovely fragrant herb for the garden. The fresh, tangy, lemon-flavored leaves are used for a relaxing tea and to give lemon flavor to poultry and other dishes.  100 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial, Zone 4-9

Germination: 7-21 days, 

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, press into soil. 

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.  Provide 65-75 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-18" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun, part shade in hot climates

Soil Needs:  Average, moist but well drained

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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