I'm going to be doing a then and now series. I have several things that have burst with growth. Others have recovered from whatever ailed them. While others have started to dwindle.
Today I'll start with my Lemon Balm. This was one of the plants I ordered from Hazzard's Greenhouse and was very disappointed in. It came all yellow and brown on the edges. I'm not sure what was wrong with it. Possibly the shipping was too harsh on it.
So this was then a few days after I received my Lemon Balm
I didn't give up hope on the pitiful thing. I plucked off the icky leaves and watered it with love. Now look at it.
Lemon Balm is a perennial herb in the mint family. I had no idea of this when I got it. I love mints and have grown to love the lemon balm scent. Like it's name it's lemon and has a nice minty tang to it. I have yet to use it for tea. The weather is starting to grow nippy so I'm sure I will. I've heard that the crushed leaves are good to repel mosquitoes. It also has antibacterial properties and relieves stress.