Herb Class – Lemon Balm in November

Mystic Grove CUUPs would like to thank all that came out to the monthly Exploring Herbs class on “Lemon Balm” on November 12, 2022!   

2022-11-12 Lemon Balm Plant


Lemon Balm is easy to grow.  You can start seeds in Zone 9b in February or start from a transplant in March.  Plants should be spaced 10 inches apart and can be harvested in 8-10 weeks.  Trim tall stems to prevent flowering.  Will attract bees. At times the 1U Community Garden has it growing in the front herb bed under the care of Mary M. 

Hands On Experiences

We enjoyed learning about Lemon Balm, and all its uses and properties. Including some VERY TASTY foods.
We had lemon balm cookies, which we all agreed were amazing. Would you like to try the recipe?
2022-11-20 Lemon Balm Cookies
We made and sampled cucumber & tomato salad with lemon balm herb vinaigrette, which we forgot to take a photo of before enjoying it and not much was left. 
2022-11-12 Lemon Balm Vinaigrette
And then we tried the dried herb in brewed tea form, which tasted completely different and a little like soap to some of us. 
2022-11-12 Lemon Balm Tea
On December 10, 2022  we take a closer look at “Rosemary.” Come join us and save the dates for upcoming sessions! Our source text is The Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Forêt.
In this series of six classes, we learn about the energetics and uses of culinary herbs. Class includes hands on activities, cooking, and fellowship from 11 AM to 1 PM.  $5 per class tuition is welcome to replenish supplies.   Email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org for more info. 
  • Dec 10, 2022 Rosemary
  • Jan 14, 2023 Ashwaganda
  • Feb 11, 2023 Chamomile

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