* Germination: 10-14 days
* Sow seed on surface of compost and gently firm down compost. Keep soil damp but not wet.
* Can be grown under sun or part shade environment. Choose a shady spot or a location where plants can be protected from midday sun. Lemon balm prefers a fertile, moist soil in a cooler part of the garden. Plants grown in partial shade will be larger and more succulent than those exposed to full sun.
* To harvest lemon balm, pick leaves throughout the summer for fresh use. The aroma is rapidly lost when dried or stored. Lemon scented leaves have a variety of uses salads and soups and can be used to make a lemon scented tea.