Showing posts with label Lemon balm plant care guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lemon balm plant care guide. Show all posts

Friday, October 2, 2020

Lemon balm

 Lemon balm

lemen ba:m ; Melissa Officianalis

Days from Seed to Maturity: 70

Lifespan: Lemon balm is a perennial plant.

Outdoor Planting Zones: 4-9 cold hardy, but sensitive to heat.

Pruning: Prune after flowering. Avoid cutting more than 1/3 of the plant\"s height. 

Light: Direct sunlight to shade. Lemon balm can thrive under the shade of a companion plant.

Soil: Well drained soil. Slightly alkaline pH 6.7-7.3.

Indoor Planting: If planted in a planter, soil at least 6-8 inches deep.

Water: Water only when the top two inches of the soil is dry. Keep well drained soil.

Food: Feed with a basic Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food, such as Miracle-Gro, that has a NPK of 24-8-6, or your favorite well balanced fertilizer. Fertilize indoor plants per the directions accompanying your fertilizer of choice. 

Potential Companions: Squash, Melons, Tomatoes, Kale, Apples, Kiwi, Funnel, Onions, Basil, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Hollyhocks, Angelica and Nasturtiums.

Do not plant with: Lemon balm can be planted as a companion to nearly any plant with similar care requirements, although lemon balm has a tendency to take over a small space quickly through its quickly expanding root system.

Additional information: Lemon balm masks the smell of cabbage, repels some insects and attracts honey bees.

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