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Common balm, Balm mint
Lemon balm is a low-lying, vining plant, that produces multi-stalked curling brown stems of deeply creased, toothed, and somewhat “fuzzy” small kelly green leaves. Lemon balm tends to trail and form a dense mat, only reaching 4-5 inches tall.
Days in the Nursery
5 weeks of intermittent harvesting-- 6 weeks to full harvest
Yield Per Shelf
3-6 lbs/Harvest Cycle
Sweet, floral, lemon
After you've transplanted your seedlings to the growing shelf. Each pod should be thinned to 1 - 2 seedlings. To do this pull out the excess seedlings using a pair of tweezers or your fingers gently.
Lemon balm should be harvested at least once a week. Grab each plant at the base, make a fist, and cut above the fist. Remove any plant debris on the tray as the dry undergrowth must be cleared each time you harvest.