Growing Lemon Bergamot Herb Seed
- Days to Maturity: Annual, 90-120
- Hardiness Zone: 4-10
- Planting Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Growth Habit: Upright/spread
- Soil Preference: Loose and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
- Color: Green leaves with lilac flowers
- Flavor: Lemon, earthy, with hints of oregano
Sowing and Growing
Sow lemon bergamot inside about 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Don’t plant seeds too deep, as it needs light for germination. If you sow outside, choose an area with well-drained soil and sun or afternoon shade in the hottest areas. Sow lemon bergamot seeds 2-4 weeks before the average last frost and keep moist. Mist with water to keep from burying the seed. Germination can take up to 30 days.
Lemon bergamot leaves can be harvested anytime and used to make tea or dried for potpourri. Pluck the flowers gently and string them up to dry. The flowers make a terrific cut flower. Pretty petals can be used as a garnish or added to a fruit salad. Add a sprig of lemon bergamot to summer drinks for a beautiful look!
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