Quedlinburger Niederliegende is higher in essential-oil content than other lemon balms. The list of reasons to love and grow lemon balm is endless – it has culinary, cosmetic and medicinal values, and a beautiful lemon scent. The tongue-twister of a name hails from the town of Quedlinburg, which sits just north of the Harz mountains in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt region. Meanwhile, ‘Niederliegende’ can be translated from German as ‘procumbent’, a botanical adjective meaning ‘growing along the ground without setting roots forth’. This easy-to-grow perennial belongs in every garden!
Packet contains 140 seeds.
HOW TO GROW
SOWING Indoor Not required Outdoor Feb-July
TIMING Germination 7-15 days Harvesting 40-60 days
SPACING When sowing 2-3 cm When thinning 3-5 cm
GROWING Sunligth Full sun to partial shade. Soil Well drained, light and moist soil. Watering Regular watering, not overdone. Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary.
CARING Expert tip To keep lemon balm vibrant, trim the plant to about 30 cm high after the plant has stopped blooming for the season.
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