Lemon Balm

Plants That Say No Go Buddy – Not On My Shift!

Predatory and Companion Plants

The beauty and benefits of companion planting. Techniques to introduce different flowers, plants and herbs with an attitude that can support and improve soil conditions, increase fertility, offer shelter and attract and repel insects simultaneously.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm repels mosquitoes!

Simply put, this herb has such a strong scent that it drives the mozzies nuts! You can also help yourself by rubbing the leaves directly to your skin. But be careful, as some people are known to be allergic to it – so perhaps one crushed leaf first on your forearm – if you blow up like a watermelon – my advice is don’t use this herb!!!

I adore the smell of this herb! But l like lemons anyway, so that helps!

I have this herb in the ground and pots around the garden. It’s a great companion for growing vegetables and herbs – like tomatoes, melons, squash, onions, apples, fennel, brassicas, basils, Rosemary and sage, to name but a few. It’ll also work as a companion to flowers like daisies, hyssop, sweet peas, poppies and nasturtiums, amongst others.

Be mindful that, like the mint, this herb, if left unchecked, the roots can spread very quickly too.

Hope you enjoyed this article and l’ll see you again soon.

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21 thoughts on “Lemon Balm

  1. My yard is going to be very anti bug lol

    I will have all the plants that repel some kinda bug that bites or stings 👏

    I might be dreaming – but I imagine quite a nice yard ❤️👏

    I love these little informative tidbits lol

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      1. That happened by accident lol … was supposed to be only looking – but his face and personality is so cute

        We are working on that

        Ya can’t train a bee to not sting – or a black widow not to bite

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