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Lemon Balm organic Melissa officinalis

€2,50 EUR

A versatile fragrant herb with multiple uses

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a bushy perennial herb in the mint family with tasty lemon-scented leaves and cream-white or pale purple flowers. The Lemon Balm flowers are extremely attractive for bees and other pollinators. The leaves are edible and can be used to give a lemony kick to salads, sauces and fish dishes, and make a refreshing herb tea. Lemon Balm is an important herb for herbalists and aromatherapists. Always consult a medical professional or a qualified herbalist before using this plant or its essential oil medicinally.

Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis

Plant Life Cycle: Perennial

Germination time in days: 14-21 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds indoors from March to May and keep soil temperature between 13-15C, They will need light to germinate. When large enough to handle, and after progressive exposure to outdoors temperatures, transplant them outside. Space plants by 45 cm in a well drained soil in a sunny spot.