How to Harvest Lemon Balm

Grow Lemon Balm for a fragrant garden and aromatic harvests for teas and cocktails. Follow our tips below to promote the plant to grow back for continuous harvests.



  1. After about 6 weeks of growth, when the plants are at least 6" tall, identify the top cluster of leaves, above the second set of leaves on the main stem.
  2. Take a pair of scissors, and snip the main stem right below this top cluster and above the second set of leaves. This will allow for the plant to grow side-shoots and develop into a lush, bushy plant for additional harvests in just a few days.
  3. Use your harvests in refreshing herbal teas and cocktails.

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