Lemon+balm+by+the+fava+bed
Germination Days : 15-20
Planting Depth : Shallow
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 320
Spacing : 12
When To Plant : Late spring
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Lemon Balm HLE-8200

PKT

320
Seeds

Makes a favorite tasty relaxing tea.

Drought tolerant. Plant after last frost. Self-sows.

Leaves used for tea with aromatic lemon flavor.

Antiviral, sedative, anti-depressant, helps headaches. Long-flowering attractor of helpful insects.

BOTANICAL NAME: Melissa officinalis

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: 

Needs light and cool temperatures for germination-sow in pots in early spring (or fall) or give 2 weeks moist cold in fridge. Transplant 30" apart. Tolerates some shade. Cut for tea as needed-maximum potency attained as flowering starts. For attracting beneficial insects, scatter plants throughout the garden, and allow to flower. Clip a few plants back and leave others, so flowering is staggered all summer.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 2-3'/Spacing 12"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly

Photo by Marinella Zepigi-GNU Free Documentation - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License

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