They say a hot cup of herbal tea can do wonders. Learning how to grow lemon balm will provide you with many refreshing cuppas to lift your spirits and chase away those melancholy moods.
In fact, just brushing past and capturing the scent of it on a summer's day is an absolute pleasure to the senses
Maybe it's the fact that bees love it and you simply want to bring those busy pollinators into your garden. Whatever the reason, this herb is an essential for any herb garden.
The quickest way to grow lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis) is to split a clump at the roots and replant. The next is to take a soft cutting in Spring or Autumn from an existing plant. So I will explain how to do that first.
You can successfully grow the herb from seed. They just take a little more time to sprout.
I use natural plant pots that decompose so I don't need to disturb my young plant's root system. The pots can be directly placed into larger pots of compost and watered well.
Now you how to grow lemon balm try making tea and lip salve too if you suffer from cold sores.
The main reason why lemon balm is popular in herb gardens is its use as an infused tea. .
Lemon balm is a great treatment for cold sores. With just a few ingredients and a little heating over a stove you can make this soothing ointment in minutes to dab on cold sores as soon as you feel that oh-so-familiar tingle on your lip.
To learn how to make Lemon balm see Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong page 108
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