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Exposure Common balmPosizione mezza ombra
It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. The leaves of aromatic plants are used in the kitchen; if necessary letís remember to use only agricultural parasiticides, and letís follow the lacking period indicated on the label: if we spray a plant we can Ďt use its leaves for alimentary use for the period of time indicated, when the chemical product is harmful.The Common balm should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.

Generalities Common balm
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Common balm Is small in size; in winter it assumes a green colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Common balm is a perennial herb plant.

Fertilization Common balm
During the spring months letís add to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days, some fertilizer for green plants, rich in nitrogen and potassium.

Watering Common balmTenere asciutto
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. To use these plants year round we can proceed with harvesting, in the spring or in the summer. The plants should be washed and dried well, then dehydrated, or frozen, to use them during the year.

Treatments Common balm
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.

Soil Common balm
These plants need a substratum with an optimum drainage.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
4
0
2
1
0
1
continental
3
0
2
2
0
1
mediterranean
2
0
2
3
0
1

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Notes - Common balm

When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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