Welcome to the complete guide to growing Lemon Balm in Perth. In this post, I will take you through what you need to know to grow Lemon Balm in your garden or balcony, for your own use.
Herbs smell great and create wonderful happy sensations when we garden with them. Not only is growing herbs easy, there are many health benefits of herbs, such as preventing illnesses, easing pain and just their amazing tastes!
Best time to grow Lemon Balm in Perth
The best time to grow this yummy herb in Perth, is between Mar-Apr, Sep-Dec.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Lemon Balm grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow well in a pot. You can use one pot for a plant, or get a large pot and plant a few varieties if there’s room.
How much sun is best?
Lemon Balm thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Lemon Balm
If you are growing Lemon Balm in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained/organic matter and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Lemon Balm needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Lemon Balm?
You can harvest Lemon Balm at its prime, which is around when fully grown.
What to propagate
You can plant Lemon Balm from Seeds, Cuttings, and place each plant around 50 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
Fact 2: Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.
These make growing Lemon Balm in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Lemon Balm in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Lemon Balm in your garden or balcony, for your own use.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I hope you found my guide useful, enjoy growing your own!