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Lemon Balm Seeds Melissa officinalis

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Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $4.25
1 Ounce $21.95
1/4 Pound $54.95 37%
1 Pound $149.95 57%
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  • Wonderful lemon aroma
  • Popular uses include: Culinary / Fragrance / Medicinal
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Product Description

Lemon Balm Seeds - Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm is a long-cultivated culinary herb that is primarily used in herbal teas. Plant Lemon balm seeds indoors or outdoors in full sun.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Lemon Balm Seeds
    Botanical Name:Melissa officinalis
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Open Pollinated, Culinary, Medicinal, Deer Resistant, Container Garden
    Days to Maturity:90-200 Days
    Plant Spacing:18-20 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Lemon Balm

    When to Plant Lemon Balm Seeds

    Start Lemon Balm indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of the season or sow directly into the garden after the last frost of the season.

    Where to Plant Lemon Balm Seeds

    Lemon Balm grows best in average soils that are dry with access to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day) to partial sun (4-6 hours of sun per day). Well draining soils are beneficial. Avoid soils that stay wet, as root rot will occur.

    How to Plant Lemon Balm Seeds

    When started indoors, transplant into the garden 8-12 inches apart. When started from seed outdoors, spread onto moistened soil via broadcasting. Do not cover the seed, as light is needed for optimal germination.

    How to Harvest Lemon Balm

    For the most potent flavor, harvest Lemon Balm before the plant flowers. Older leaves have a stronger flavor than younger ones. Simply cut mature leaves from the stems of the plant, leaving some behind to keep it healthy. Pruning Lemon Balm can encourage new leafy growth and a bushier appearance. Leaves can be used fresh to garnish a cooked dish or add to a salad, or they can be hung to dry in a cool, dark place. Store dry leaves in an airtight container such as a jar.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 150 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 600 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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The frangrance is so wonderful.

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