Lemon balm uses
How to Grow Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is a perennial herb that grows best in cool weather. Sow lemon balm in spring about the average date of the last frost. Seed can also be sown in late summer. Root divisions can be planted at any time during the growing season. Lemon balm will die back to the ground in freezing weather, but regrow in spring.
How to Harvest and Use Lemon Balm Lemon Balm leaves tend to darken and lose their scent when dried. Spread the lemon balm leaves out on a flat surface or hang upside down from the stems. Make sure they are in a well ventilated location away from any sunlight. The ideal temperature for drying lemon balm is 85 to 95 degrees. Dried lemon balm is an excellent addition to herbal teas or can be used in potpourris. The leaves can also be added to a warm bath to add a relaxing aroma.