Growing Lemon Balm

Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a gorgeous, easy-to-grow plant that belongs to the mint family of plants and is classified as an herb. Start lemon balm plants in the spring by seed or root division with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening and plant care.

Expert: Yolanda Vanveen
Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash.
Filmmaker: Daron Stetner


  1. sparticusfinch

    cool! im growing some in my dorm room right now from seed, and it’s still a tiny plant but I cant wait until it matures.

  2. sunclov

    Yeah, it takes a while for it to sprout, but the SCENT is gorgeous.

  3. gypsydragongal

    What are the different things that can be done w/ them? tea?

  4. M Da Vela

    1. Lemon Balm seeds need light to germinate, thus place them on the soil and do not cover them, just push them in slightly.

    2. Lemon Balm seed will not germinate when the soil gets dry, keep the soil moist at all times, or use a plastic cover but keep out of the direct sun in that case or they’ll fry 🙂

  5. Shaun Lich

    i have a lemon balm that does not have the smell of anything (including lemon) when it is crushed.What type of lemon balm is it?

  6. GardenToolCaddy

    Thanks for the advice!

  7. CloverleafFarmNH

    Bee balm (Monarda fistulosa)and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) are NOT the same plant. They have very few herbal properties that are the same.


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