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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

Lemon Balm
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Lemon BalmOrganic Seed

766G

Product ID: 766G

Distinct lemon flavor.

Fresh leaves for tea and salads. During the summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear which attract bees. Easy to grow. Mulch if winter goes below 0°F/-18°C. Organically grown. Avg. 45,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
766GPacket  $3.95 
766G1/2 Ounce  $8.00 
766G1 Ounce  $15.10 
766G1/4 Pound  $44.50 
766G1 Pound  $155.00 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   70

Plant Cycle:   (P)  

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Lemon Balm

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Tamp the seeds lightly into the soil, as seeds require light to germinate, and mist lightly. Transplant to individual pots when the seedlings have 4 true leaves. After the last frost, transplant out, giving the plants 12" spacing.
Direct seed: Direct seed in the spring or early fall, sowing about one seed per inch. Tamp the seeds lightly into the soil, as the seeds require light to germinate, and keep moist until germination occurs. It is not necessary to thin, but if desired, the seedlings can be thinned to stand up to 12" apart in rows 2' apart. Mulch if the winter goes below 0°F (-18°C).

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Grow in moist, well-drained soil of medium fertility.

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-26".

PLANT SPACING: 12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-9.

HARVEST: Individual leaves may be picked as soon as the plants have become established. Cut entire stalks before the plants begin to bloom, being careful not to bruise the foliage. In the first year, two cuttings are possible. Leaves are best used fresh, as they turn brown and lose much of their scent when dried.


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