Growing and Using Lemon Balm
My friend, author Marye Audet, wrote a great piece on growing and using lemon balm, which I am sharing above. Like cinnamon basil, lemon balm is an herb that's unfamiliar to many but is a wonderful, useful, and easy to grow plant. Now's not the time to start it, unless you have plant lights or a bright south-facing window; you could grow this in the house and transfer it to the garden in the spring. Both herbs smell terrific when you crush the leaves between your fingers, and both can be boiled into a simple syrup. My friend Eniko tells me that lemon balm makes a wonderful simple lemon syrup that tastes great over ice cream. I'll let you in on a secret; I actually grow it for her!
Enjoy Marye's article by clicking above. My article on cinnamon basil is also linked. Enjoy, enjoy!