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Update: Lemon Balm Clone Babies

I know that professionals do not call it cloning, but it sounds a lot cooler than I propagated my lemon balm. Yes, yes, I should be an adult about this but I am not.

I am still so amazed by how amazing these tiny little plants smell. I run my fingers past them when I walk by. They have become a treasure to have around.

I didn’t imagine they would grow up so fast. It feels like it was just yesterday I found the lemon balm runners.

Update: The Others

First, let me say I didn’t mean for it to end this way. No matter how many successes that we have there also must be failures. So we can talk about that a little bit.

Of my four lantanas only three have survived but those three have pretty white flowers. I went by yard by yard (which is my absolute favorite nursery) and they have so many other colors. I don’t need anymore right now but man am I tempted.

My autumn sage is doing amazing. They sure do love my clay soil and they attract all of these hummingbirds.

My blue berries are dying. I am embarrassed to post a picture, just know my north east texas clay soil is destroying them.

My lime trees are loving life and growing up very nicely. I enjoy seeing their leaves reaching for the sun. They have such a beautiful shade of green on their leaves. It seems they prefer rain water to anything that I am doing to them.

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Sage

My sage looks amazing and I went from small little wimpy sage to full on in your face sage. I love it. The leaves are calling out to the sun and requesting it’s love. I love my sage.

My cuban oregano is amazing and I can’t tell you how much this hardy plant. It was my first plant to give me hope and that is why it holds a special place in my heart.

My pineapples seem to be leaners. They want to just lean over and it makes me so mad. I forget that these are baby bushes and I am like, “GROW.” Just like with children it is pointless, but it does make me feel better.

Baby fig do do do do do. I love my baby fig. Too bad my son ran it over at the beginning of the season. I was so bad, but look at her grow. She is just fighting against all odds. I am so proud of her.

Cilantro

Clinatro is great and I actually planted hundreds of baby seeds but I haven’t seen a single sprout.

Sometimes Lemon Balm Has Runners…

So everything I read about told me no. This is not usually how lemon balm reproduces but my son waters plants like a waterfall.

Day 1

My lemon balm got stuck under the dirt and grew out of it. I found out when I pulled it up that roots had sprouted.

Day 1

I was happily surprised and now I have two more babies. My first clones, but I spoke to the guy at Yard by Yard and he said I am supposed to be calling it propagation. Words aren’t important check out my babies.

September 5
September 5

Why Lemon Balm?

We should first begin by saying: why not lemon balm? This plant smells delicious. I don’t know a single person who didn’t stick their face in my lemon balm after a small whiff. It smells like a sweet lemonade.

I attempted to make tea but it turns out you need quite a few leafs to make a good hot leaf juice. We plan on planting more in the future so that I can make real tea with honey.

Lemon balm is a small perennial herb where I live and it is beautiful. It has lovely green leaves and did I mention it smells like heaven? Allegedly it will stay growing (just not as well and die back a bit) during the winter.

I am excited to see how that plays out. The lemon balm that I am currently growing is my tester plant.

I love the color learbes of lemon balm. As you can see we should probably add nutrients to this lemon balm as some of the leaves are starting to color.

Lemon balm is known to assist with anxiety and insomnia. There are other benefits, of course, Such As digestive support and brian stuff. It is more than just a tea.

Lemon balm is more than just a tea and can be made into ointments, tinctures, and balms. There is a lot of Information out there and plenty of Things to do.

The lemon balm is to the right

Lemon balm is a bee attractor. A leaf can be chewed to freshen breath. Lemon balm can be made into a bug spray- which is neat. I don’t know how it would keep bugs away it smells so good.

It seems like lemon balm is a must have in next seasons garden. I know if this winter goes well I will be planting a lot more lemon balm. I can’t see a downside- there was a small note that people with underachieving thyroid should speak to a doctor before using large amounts of lemon balm tea.

I am not an expert. I am a simple plant lover who likes that her plants are not dying.

Get lemon balm.