The Home Stores

Lemon Balm


The definitive website on homesteading and self sufficiency.




Lemon Balm



Growing Information:

Lemon Balm

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring or Fall

SEEDING METHOD: Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-26"

PLANT SPACING: 12"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-9

Habitat and Description


Growing Lemon Balm
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS Any reasonable soil and spot will do - a really easy plant.

Sow seed in spring and thin out to 2 ft (60cm) apart. Or you can plant divisions in spring or autumn.

Keep free from weeds and remove flowers to encourage more leaves to grow.

If you have divided your plants in autumn (fall) then they may need a bit of protection over the winter - either in a cold frame or mulched with straw to protect from the frost.

Don't cut the plants too far back on the last harvesting of the season.

If it shoots early in the spring, then keep a watch for frosts and protect the plants if you think it's going to be very cold - it won't kill the roots, but it will damage the leaves and delay your using them.



Lemon Balm


The benefits of Lemon Balm

The herb is used for nervous agitation, sleeping problems, functional gastrointestinal complaints, menstrual cramps and urinary spasms.

It is thought that the volatile oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach, and uterus, thereby relieving cramps, gas, and nausea.





  • Culantro
  • Cumin
  • Cutting Celery
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Epazote
  • Fennel
  • Feverfew
  • Flax
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Marjoram, Wild
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Milk Thistle