Bluffton Hilton Head Hardscape Landscape and Nursery

Lemon Balm

•Like many other herbs, lemon balm can lose its flavor in cooking, so add it near the end of the cooking process
•Add finely chopped lemon balm leaves to stuffing’s, fish, chicken and vegetables
•Add chopped leaves to your sun tea; just strain the leaves before drinking
 
LEMON BALM: GROWING CONDITIONS
▪Full sun to part shade
▪Water everyday in the spring through summer months, but it doesn’t like wet feet. Check in winter
▪Make sure it has good air circulation for it is prone to powdery mildew. If powdery mildew occurs use an organic fungicide to control
▪When using with flowers use as the height in your pot so place in the middle if it’s going to be seen from all sides or in the back if only facing one direction
 

Lemon Herb Butter

2 Tablespoons lemon balm, chopped fine

2 Tablespoons thyme, chopped fine

1 Cup butter softened

Cream the butter and stir in the herbs. Chill for 3 hours to allow flavors to blend. Excellent with seafood and vegetables.

Insect repellent

2 to 3 good sized handful of fresh lemon balm leaves

1 Quart of vodka

Put both in to a glass jar and leave for 4 weeks then strain out the leaves and pour liquid into spray bottles.

You can add any type of essential oil to the liquid to give it an even better smell.

Lemon Balm Infused Oil

Use this oil for insect bites, rashes, stings and viral skin infections

¾ Cup fresh lemon balm leaves or 1/8 Cup of dried leaves

(A food processor can be used to chop the leaves and place them in a quart mason jar)

Add 1 cup of olive oil

Seal the jar and record the date on the jar.

Place in a sunny location for 2 weeks and shake on a daily basis.

 

 

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