Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora) Organic-Non GMO - Herb
Lemon Mint, scientifically known as Monarda citriodora, is a delightful herb that combines the bright, zesty aroma of lemons with the refreshing essence of mint. This annual herb, also called Lemon Bee Balm or Lemon Bergamot, is cherished for its culinary, aromatic, and ornamental qualities. Aromatic Delight: Lemon Mint emits a citrusy, lemony fragrance that invigorates the senses. Its aromatic leaves make it an excellent addition to potpourri, herbal teas, and aromatic sachets. Floral Beauty: In addition to its captivating scent, Lemon Mint boasts clusters of lavender to pinkish-purple tubular flowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. It's a charming addition to any garden or landscape. Culinary Uses: The leaves of Lemon Mint can be used as a flavourful herb in salads, marinades, desserts, and beverages, imparting a delightful lemon-mint flavour to your culinary creations.
- Full sun
- Planting Time: Sow Lemon Mint seeds in the spring after the last frost has passed. It thrives in warm weather.
- Location: Choose a sunny to partially shaded spot with well-draining soil. Lemon Mint prefers at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Soil: Provide well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil. Amending the soil with organic matter can improve its quality.
- Spacing: Plant Lemon Mint seeds or seedlings about 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for healthy growth.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
- Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to retain moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
- Fertilizing: Feed your Lemon Mint with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
- Pruning: Pinch back the plant tips to encourage bushier growth and prevent it from becoming too leggy.
- Harvesting: Start harvesting leaves once the plant is established and has sufficient growth. Use freshly harvested leaves for culinary purposes or drying.
- Overwintering: Lemon Mint is an annual herb. However, you can collect seeds from mature plants for the following year or allow some to self-sow.
- Lemon Mint, with its captivating aroma and versatile culinary applications, is a delightful addition to any garden or herb collection. Enjoy its fragrant foliage and culinary versatility throughout the growing season.
- Seed count: 1/2 Gram