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Medicinal herbs at home: how to grow sage and lemon balm

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Lemon Balm also known as melissa, is often used in the preparation of herbal teas and infusions for combatting stress, insomnia and abdominal pain. Here are some suggestions for growing lemon balm in your apartment.
If you are planning on creating a little household garden, growing medicinal herbs is a great first step. Here are some growing methods for two of the most well known and useful medicinal herbs: sage and lemon balm.
Medicinal herbs at home: how to grow sage and lemon balm
photo © Vanilla Tree Fox

Sage: the perfect plant to begin growing medicinal herbs at home

Sage is one of the most well known medicinal herbs. Since antiquity it has been used for both therapeutic and gastronomic reasons.

  • Light
Originating from southern Europe, sage loves direct sunlight. It does fine with little water and high temperatures. Therefore it is best to keep the plant in a bright place in the house or to grow with a LED light that can simulate sunlight.

  • Soil
When growing sage indoors, it is best to avoid acidic or heavy soil. Sage actually grows best in nutrient-rich or even chalky earth because these mixtures allow good drainage and air circulation.

  • Water
Water sage in moderation, remembering to allow the soil to dry between one watering and the next to avoid the buildup of excess liquid.

Medicinal herbs at home: how to grow sage and lemon balm
photo © Vanilla Tree Fox

Lemon balm: a plant rich with goodness

Considered by Avicenna as “the plant that brings the heart and mind to happiness,” lemon balm is rich in beneficial and curative properties. It is a great addition to your indoor kitchen garden particularly for those interested in its therapeutic properties. This plant, also known as melissa, is often used in the preparation of herbal teas and infusions for combatting stress, insomnia and abdominal pain. Here are some suggestions for growing lemon balm in your apartment.

  • Light
Lemon balm is particularly resistant to cold and rough conditions. This plant grows in semi-shady areas that only get a few hours of sunlight per day.

  • Soil
Lemon balm grows well in any kind of soil but it does have a preference for rich earth that drains well.

  • Water
If you want to grow medicinal herbs like sage and lemon balm at home you should avoid the buildup of excess water, being careful to water plants in a delicate manner. Lemon balm is no exception: check that the soil is dry before watering repeatedly.Here are some tips on growing a kitchen garden in your home. Besides their lovely scents and natural additions to your home, sage and lemon balm allow you to have fresh herbs for many recipes always available, any time of year.
Here are some tips on growing a kitchen garden in your home. Beside their lovely scents and natural additions to your home, sage and lemon balm allow you to have fresh herbs for many recipes always available, any time of year.
Banner photo © Vanilla Tree Fox

OUR TIP

Lemon Balm also known as melissa, is often used in the preparation of herbal teas and infusions for combatting stress, insomnia and abdominal pain. Here are some suggestions for growing lemon balm in your apartment.
If you are planning on creating a little household garden, growing medicinal herbs is a great first step. Here are some growing methods for two of the most well known and useful medicinal herbs: sage and lemon balm.
Medicinal herbs at home: how to grow sage and lemon balm
photo © Vanilla Tree Fox

Sage: the perfect plant to begin growing medicinal herbs at home

Sage is one of the most well known medicinal herbs. Since antiquity it has been used for both therapeutic and gastronomic reasons.

  • Light
Originating from southern Europe, sage loves direct sunlight. It does fine with little water and high temperatures. Therefore it is best to keep the plant in a bright place in the house or to grow with a LED light that can simulate sunlight.

  • Soil
When growing sage indoors, it is best to avoid acidic or heavy soil. Sage actually grows best in nutrient-rich or even chalky earth because these mixtures allow good drainage and air circulation.

  • Water
Water sage in moderation, remembering to allow the soil to dry between one watering and the next to avoid the buildup of excess liquid.

Medicinal herbs at home: how to grow sage and lemon balm
photo © Vanilla Tree Fox

Lemon balm: a plant rich with goodness

Considered by Avicenna as “the plant that brings the heart and mind to happiness,” lemon balm is rich in beneficial and curative properties. It is a great addition to your indoor kitchen garden particularly for those interested in its therapeutic properties. This plant, also known as melissa, is often used in the preparation of herbal teas and infusions for combatting stress, insomnia and abdominal pain. Here are some suggestions for growing lemon balm in your apartment.

  • Light
Lemon balm is particularly resistant to cold and rough conditions. This plant grows in semi-shady areas that only get a few hours of sunlight per day.

  • Soil
Lemon balm grows well in any kind of soil but it does have a preference for rich earth that drains well.

  • Water
If you want to grow medicinal herbs like sage and lemon balm at home you should avoid the buildup of excess water, being careful to water plants in a delicate manner. Lemon balm is no exception: check that the soil is dry before watering repeatedly.Here are some tips on growing a kitchen garden in your home. Besides their lovely scents and natural additions to your home, sage and lemon balm allow you to have fresh herbs for many recipes always available, any time of year.
Here are some tips on growing a kitchen garden in your home. Beside their lovely scents and natural additions to your home, sage and lemon balm allow you to have fresh herbs for many recipes always available, any time of year.
Banner photo © Vanilla Tree Fox