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Questions About Lemon Balm Plants

Asked by
grnlover on
June 7, 2011

Q. What Are Uses for Lemon Balm

What are some of the uses for lemon balm?

Answered by
Heather on
June 9, 2011
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Lemon balm is good for adding lemon flavor to dishes, especially fish and chicken dishes. It can also be used to make tea and as potpourri. Many people also claim that if you rub it on your skin, it makes a good insect repellent.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 7, 2014

Q. Bugs

I am growing an organic vegetable garden indoors on covered backyard. I have little tiny, grey gnat-like bugs with wings all over the dirt. The dirt is composed of organic potting soil and organic redworm casting compost. The vegetable victims include small tomato plants, pepper plants, marjoram, cilantro, lemon balm, and basil. These stupid bugs appear to be inhibiting the plants’ growth. I need an organic way to get rid of these pests. No Roundup or pesticides, as this is poison to our bodies when we eat the food, and causes brain damage in people. What can I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

The very best organic pest control I have found is neem oil. It's very effective and safe for beneficial bugs, like bees and lady bugs. It's also safe for humans. Here is more information on neem oil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
stevenson.j.MICHAEL on
June 15, 2016

Q. fungi and bacteria

I have a lemon balm tree and it has been dying within the past two days and just today I noticed a very strange growth on the limbs. I have attached two photos. Any idea what this is?

Answered by
stevenson.j.MICHAEL on
June 15, 2016
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well I don't know why the pictures didn't show up

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Asked by
Zoyadicaprio on
June 20, 2016

Q. lemon balm

What kind of light is best for the lemon balm to plant in? I have mostly full sun and don’t want it to burn. What do you suggest?

Thaks

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
June 21, 2016
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Asked by
CluelessGardner on
February 21, 2018

Q. Weed?

Is this a weed or a flowering plant

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 21, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Does it have any smell to it? Perhaps it is lemon balm. If not then it is one of its many relatives. These are all in the mint family, and all look very similar.

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Asked by
sari on
May 5, 2018

Q. Contains melissa (lemon balm)

I bought a house last year and the backyard had melissa. The melissa has invaded the backyard. I love melissa and want to keep some without it taking all the space. Any suggestions on how to contain the melissa plant.
Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Lemon Balm is often called Lemon Bomb, as it can become invasive.

This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemon-balm/lemon-balm-control.htm

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