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Lemon Balm

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Lemon balm is a potent herb that comes from the same family as mint. The herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia and is traditionally used to improve mood and cognitive function.  During the spring and summer months, a pot of lemon balm paired with peppermint is a great natural insect repellent to keep the bugs away and things smelling fresh!

  • Strong lemon taste and smell
  • Multiple harvests
  • Plants 4″-6″ tall
  • Organic soil and seeds
  • Planted in 4″ pots- coco coir available
  • Pesticide Free/ Non-GMO
  • Combine with peppermint for a natural insect repellent
  • Harvest often for best results

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Lemon Balm Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB

bush of lemon balm

Lemon balm has been used as a medicinal herb for hundreds of years. This potent plant contains a compound known as rosmarinic acid that has powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Popular in aroma therapy, this underrated herb can help with anxiety and stress as well as insomnia and indigestion.

When growing your lemon balm, take cuttings frequently to keep your plants productive. Each time this herb is harvested, the plant will bounce back with even more vigorous growth. For a subtle hint of citrus, toss in a few leaves when preparing soups and sauces, salads, and vinaigrettes. Add it to meat marinades, cookie dough, smoothies, herbal butter, jams, and homemade bread. 

Caring For Your Lemon Balm

Days to Maturity:  70 days

Height: 36 Inches (100 cm)  

Light: Full Sun for at least 6 hours a day.  

Media Type: Organic Soil 

Soil Requirements: Rick, loamy, well-drained soil

Watering: Keep moist at all time.  Water every 3-4 days 

Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer blend ideal for vegetative growth.

 

Harvesting Lemon Balm

harvesting lemon balm

Step 1: Wait until your plant is 4″-6″ tall and select the stems that have grown further from the center of the plant. Since balm is a quick-growing plant, select the leaves stems that are attached to leaves that could shadow or shade other parts of the plant.

Step 2: Using a sharp pair of scissors or cutting sheers, cut your stem 2-3 sets of leaves from the base of the plant. Look for a set of small budding leaves up the plant and cut the stem 1/4″ above the small leaf’s. 

Step 3: Remove the cut sprigs and place the plant back into a cool, partially sunny window or back outdoors. Your plant will be ready for another harvest in another week.

Grow Media

Potted In Soil, Hydroponic Plug

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