Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lemon balm surprise

Look at the lemon balm! You wouldn't believe they were almost dead and bald just 2 months ago. I saved them from the trash bin and plonked them in a large pot in a corner of my patio.

They continued to look miserable for weeks. I almost gave up on them and even stopped looking that way. Then yesterday, I was shocked to see how lush they have become! The rainy weather must have done wonders to the dying plants. I'm so thrilled that they're doing so well.

If you have never grown lemon balm before, you're really missing out. The leaves, when rubbed, smell zesty and so refreshing, just like a lemon. If you're wondering what you can do with the leaves, this blogger has all the answers for you - 12 things to do with lemon balm.


  1. So happy for you! I am trying to germinate some herbs seeds such as thyme, oregano and mint but it's been almost 2 weeks and nothing is sprouting...Do you have any tips? I sow the seeds in soil...should I buy those germinating kits and germinate them in a water-based trays first?

  2. Hi Stella, I think it's not easy to grow from seeds. I tried mint and they germinated after few weeks. But they were so tiny, it was not easy to grow them.
    Mint is really easy to grow from cuttings. Almost fool proof.

  3. Which nursery do u go to buy your herbs?

  4. Urban Farm