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Common balm Melissa officinalis

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Light Common balmPosizione mezza ombra
Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can take in the solar rays 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.We advise cultivating the The Common balm outdoors, since it doesn't fear cold temperatures.

Cultivation 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.

Fertilize 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.

Water Common balmTenere asciutto
Water sporadically, with 2-3 glasses of water , leaving the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when watering we suggest avoiding excesses, but to wet the substratum well. Let's act every 2-3 weeks . 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.

Pests 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.

Mold 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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Plant - 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 mediterranean it is possible to choose another climate area alpine continental

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