lemon Balm coming from seed
last october we sowed some Lemon Balm seeds, well these have been slowly coming to life in an unheated polytunnel, and here they are
This week I've been planting two pots with Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) for either side of the potting shed door. Lemon Balm is an easy to grow garden perennial famed for its citrus scented edible foliage and small flowers which ate very attractive to garden bees.
Lemon Balm can be planted now, alternatively you can sow Lemon Balm from seed now. We sowed some seed this week into seed trays and placed them in a polytunnel, these will hopefully be ready for potting up in the spring.
Forage event in Ashbrook House
We had a great day at the recent Heritage and Forage event in Ashbrook House, the Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership event was a great success, over 600 people in attendance. Its surprising when you go looking, the types of things that are edible, especially in a place like Ashbrook with its extensive woodlands... heres a selection of some of the items we chatted about on sunday...
for more from Ashbrook house, see here
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