Lemon balm - a tasty and insect repellent herb
Lemon balm is a low-maintenance herb that grows well in borders and in pots on the terrace. You can sow lemon balm in well drained soil in the full sun or in partial shade. Lemon balm is a great insect repellent herb that doesn't repel bees because they love its lemon scent, but no gardener wants to repel bees anyway.
Lemon balm - a versatile herb in the kitchen and for BBQs
You can use the fresh leaves of lemon balm in tea or add some leaves of lemon balm to black tea for extra flavour. Lemon balm is also suitable for use in salads and fruit salads, chicken dishes, fish dishes and with many varieties of vegetables, such as Broccoli and Asparagus. You can use the insect repellent characteristics of lemon balm to repel insects in the kitchen by rubbing the counter top and the table with lemon balm leaves. Tip: throw lemon balm leaves in the fire when barbecuing to repel insects.