Easy to grow in moist, well-drained fertile soil. Fresh leaves for tea and salads. Mulch if winter goes below 0ºF. Medicinal: Aerial parts in tea for colds, flu, depression, headache, and indigestion. Sedative. Antiviral. Avg. 47,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
A favorite of French King Charles V in the 14th century. Strong lemon-scented leaves are used for making tea. Said to have a calming effect and is also soothing for upset stomachs. Perennial in zones 4-9.
SECTION: Herbs, Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis Tolerates poor soil as long as it is sunny. Drought tolerant. Plant after last frost. Self-sows. Leaves used for tea with aromatic lemon flavor. Anti-viral, sedative, anti-depressant, helps headaches. One packet will plant 100 sq ft when using 12" spacing in the bed. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: P Zones 4-9/Spacing 12" SEEDS PER PACKET: 320 SOURCE CODE: C PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats when weather is warm, and transplant 30" apart. A slow germinating seed which is easy to grow.…
Lemon Balm's most popular use is in soothing herbal teas, where its lemon-scented volatile oils are released. The dried leaves are also a perfect ingredient for potpourri and dream pillows.Perennial in zones 4-9, Lemon Balm has a four-angled stem that supports 1-3 inch toothed, ovate leaves. Insignificant pale yellow flowers are produced in summer. At maturity, it reaches 12-32 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide.Grow in moist soil in either full sun or part shade, and harvest leaves as flowering begins in summer.Pkt is 100 seeds.
Melissa officinalis Rub the leaves to enjoy a burst of lemon fragrance, or use it in fresh bouquets for aromatherapy. Tea made from the leaves is truly delightful. Spreads rapidly. Hardy in zones 4 and above. Germination code: (1) Also available as a plant.
Lemon scented, medicinal herb used to calm nerves, settle the stomach and treat cold sores. Refrigerate seeds for 3 weeks. Sow uncovered on soil surface. USDA Zones 3-9
In Massachusetts I use to see lots of Packman broccoli pre-started plants available at local nurseries but this year do not see any. We liked this variety since it produces lots of side shoots. It may be too late for this year to grow from seeds but what pre-started varieties could I select which has the same side shoot production as Packman.