Grow & Brew Tea Kit - Lemon Balm

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Availability: In stock

Lemon Balm

A bushy perennial which grows upright with green leaves and small yellow flowers that may assist in attracting bees and other beneficial insects into the garden. The leaves give a pleasant lemon flavour when used in teas.

These Tea Mug Grow Kits allow gardeners to get back to basics and grow their own tea. Available in four
different varieties - Bergamot, Chamomile, Lemon Balm and Peppermint.

Each kit contains everything needed to get growing and brewing, including seeds, a biodegradable pot, soil
pellet, enamel mug, tea strainer and instructions.

The perfect, sustainable gift for tea lovers and keen gardeners alike.


Product Specifications
How To Grow

Growing Instructions (included with kit)

  1. Remove all contents from the mug and in a small bowl add 1/2 cup of warm water to the soil pellet. Allow the soil pellet to soak in the water and expand. Continue to add water until the pellets are completely expanded & the soil appears fluffy.
  2. Once the soil has cooled down transfer most of it into the peat pot, filling the pot to approximately 1.5cm from the brim. Leave a couple of spoonfuls of soil for later use.
  3. Fluff the soil with a fork, then sprinkle your seeds evenly across the soil surface. Cover the seeds with a very fine layer (5mm) of your leftover soil.
  4. Place the peat pot on a saucer in a well-lit position but avoid direct sunlight until the seeds have germinated.
  5. Once seedlings appear apply a half strength fertiliser every two weeks.
  6. Thin out by removing smallest seedlings, leaving the strongest1-2 plants more room to grow in the pot. The thinnings can be transplanted into the garden or other pots.
  7. Once the seedlings are mature (with approximately 5 leaves) transplant them into their growing spot in the garden, pot-and-all.
  8. Once mature, use your lemon balm leaves to make tea using the included strainer and mug. Place the fresh or dried leaves in the strainer and allow it to steep for a few minutes in boiling hot water. You can use the herb on its own or combine with loose tea leaves. Enjoy!
Soil Type well drained
Important Note
  • The soil should not need watering again until seeds have germinated. However if water is required, use a water spray bottle to moisten the soil. You can tell if the soil is drying out if the colour turns from dark brown to light brown.
  • The soil should be kept moist, but not too wet. If you are unsure about the correct moisture level, press the soil gently. If the soil feels moist but no water appears, the level is correct. If water appears on the surface, gently tip the pot to its side, and let any excess water run out.

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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