Lemon Balm Seeds
Lemon Balm seed
Lemon Balm Seeds
seed sowing instructions in hindi
seed sowing instructions in hindi

Lemon Balm Seeds (लेमन बाम के बीज)

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Lemon balm is a versatile cold-hardy perennial herb widely popular for its strong lemon-scented leaves. The leaves of lemon balm are dark-green, wrinkled, and oval-shaped that are perfect for adding to salads, soups, and juices. As we know lemon balm is a herb so obviously it has too many medicinal benefits such as reducing stress, and anxiety and promoting good sleep. Grow your lemon balm at home with our simple and easy tips.

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About this item

  • Number of Lemon Balm seeds: 100 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Spring and late summer
  • Sowing method: Seedlings/direct sowing
  • Germination Time: 5-10 days from sowing
  • Germination temperature: 18-21°C
  • Edible part: Leaves and flowers

What size grow bag is best for Lemon Balm?

Lemon Balm Growing Season In India 

Lemon balm can be grown year-round in India, with specific planting months varying by region. In North India, starts in February to March, while in the South, it can be grown throughout the year.

How To Grow Lemon Balm In Pots

Lemon balm is a fast-spreading plant, so growing it in pots is the best idea. You can sow lemon balm seeds in any pot or grow them by transplant method; it grows well in both ways. To grow lemon balm from seeds, select a pot or grow bag that is 30-38 cm wide and deep with well-draining holes. The optimum temperature for germination of lemon balm seeds is 18-21°C.

Lemon Balm Seeds Sowing Method 

Take a pot or grow bag, fill them with soil and any compost then sprinkle the lemon balm seeds over the soil and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil as the plant needs light to germinate. Water the soil deeply through a watering can, and put the pot in a sunny spot indoors or outdoors. Lemon balm seeds germinate in about 5-10 days, they may germinate early or late depending on the growing conditions. 
If you have grown lemon balm in a seedling tray then after seeds germination when seedlings are about 5-10 cm tall then, you need to transplant them into big pots. Do not add extra fertilizer otherwise, the plant will lose its flavor.  After transplanting give proper water to the plant and try to keep the soil moist. The most important thing is not to over-water or under-water otherwise the lemon balm plant will start withering.

Fertilizer For Lemon Balm Plants 

Lemon balm plants do not need fertilizers for growth, although you can add any compost during planting.  

Lemon Balm Plants Care 

Soil - Use slightly sandy and well-drained soil for planting lemon balm. 
Water - The lemon balm plant requires as much water as it needs, do not water too much as this can cause the plant to die quickly and bolt.
Sunlight - The lemon balm plant thrives in full sunlight; however, it also grows in partial shade and if you are growing indoors, the plants should get at least 4-6 hours of light.
Temperature - 10-27°C temperature is ideal for growing lemon balm and you should protect the plants from high temperatures. 
Common pests and diseases - lemon balm plants are not affected by pests and diseases but some pests such as aphids and spider mites attack the lemon balm plant. Lemon balm is infected by powdery mildew disease. Neem oil can be helpful for eliminating insects or pests. 
Pruning - To keep the lemon balm plants well-shaped and encourage new growth, prune your plants every few months. 

Harvesting Of Lemon Balm 

  • Lemon balm is ready for harvesting within 30-50 days after planting.
  • You can harvest lemon balm throughout the season. 
  • Cut off young lemon balm leaves to encourage plant growth. 
  • Pinch the flower buds quickly when they appear to prevent them from bolting.

Lemon Balm Special Features 

  • Common name - Sweet balm, balm mint, garden balm, and Melissa
  • Scientific name - Melissa officinalis
  • Height - 30-90 cm  
  • Level of growing - Easy
  • Flowers color - White, pale yellow, or purple


Should you deadhead lemon balm?

It is important for lemon balm plants to deadhead the flowers to prevent the seeds from self-seeding and spreading into the soil.

Will lemon balm grow back?

Lemon balm is a perennial plant that is long-lived and grows back every year.

Are all parts of lemon balm edible?

The whole lemon balm plant is edible, you can eat it raw or cooked. 

What is the best growing condition for lemon balm?

For the successful result of lemon balm, grow it in well-drained soil, full sun, and protect from high temperatures however, lemon balm is a cold hardy plant that tolerates temperatures down to -3°C. 

Why are my lemon balm seeds not germinating?

Lemon balm seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, overwatering, or under watering.
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