Melissa

Melissa

Melissa officinalis

Plant family

Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) (Lamiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

25 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Propagating

Mid of May

Transplanting

Mid of May

Harden

Description

Lemon balm is a perennial, bushy medicinal plant from the labiates family with a growth height of 50 cm to 1 m. It has a minty-citrus aroma and is suitable for the preparation of tea, spice mixtures or summer salads.

Origin:

Southern Europe, Asia Minor, North America

Growing tips

The seeds of lemon balm should only be pressed and watered, as it is a light germinator. In addition, they germinate very slowly. From the second year the perennial develops very quickly in the spring. The plant loves full sun. Propagation is by seeds as well as root runners. To prevent the excessive spread of lemon balm, you can cut off these runners if necessary.

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

Cicadas