HERBS: Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive! All are excellent for adding distinctive flavor to meat, and fish dishes, gravies, soups, salads and vegetables. They are fun to grow and make an attractive garden addition!
Pleasant, lemon-scented leaves make a delightfully tasty tea, said to be calming for children and helpful for stomach upsets. In the 14th century, the French King Charles V drank this tea daily to stay healthy. Best begun in flats indoors and moved to a permanent location when plants are 3- inches tall. Can also be sown directly into prepared garden soil in mid-spring as soon as the soil has warmed. Enrich soil with mature compost and harvest leaves from mature plants at anytime before frost. Pinch off flowers to keep the plant productive.
Planting Depth: 1/8"-1/4". Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70 degrees F Days to Germ.: 7-10 Plant Spacing: 12"-24"Apart Days to Maturity: 70-80 Full Sun/Partial Shade Moderate Water
Features & details
Melissa officinalis Heirloom - Medicinal 18-24 in. Hardy Perennial Days to Maturity: 70-80 Full Sun/Partial Shade
Brand: Hirts: Seed; Herb
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