Ice Tea is so refreshing and perfect for sipping on a patio or balcony on a hot summer’s day especially after a hard day’s slog on the vegetable patch. Grow these fantastic herbs, cut and place into a teabag or loose tea steeping device, add to a small amount of boiling water.
Containing 1x Plant each of Lemon Balm, Peppermint multimentha and Lemon verbena – three great-flavoured herbs with subtle flavour differences to suit the mood you’re in. The ultimate reward for a well-earned break.
These herbs are quick to grow and give you a wealth of edible leaves. We provide one plug plant each of lemon balm, peppermint multimentha and lemon verbena which you simply add to a pot, water, place in a sunny site and watch grow to give lush leaves that you simply pick off and steep in water for a refreshing drink.
Lemon balm Melissa officinals
Hardy and easy to grow lemon balm has a lovely subtle lemon scent. Lovely to steep in water for herb tea or to rub in your hands for a citrus zing.
Very quick-growing and dependable that does well in full sun or in shade. Refreshing and tasty with a high menthol content, perfect for a strong aromatic tea aroma.
Lemon verbena Lippia citiodora
A perennial herb that comes back year after year. Has a hint of sweetness like sherbet-lemons only much healthier.
Planting your Herb Plants
We’d recommend you plant 2 lots of 3 herb plug-plants to 1 pot with a 12in (30cm) diameter, to give you a nice full pot of lush leaves for picking through the summer. Just designate a third of the pot for two plants of each of the 3 herbs.
Plant up several pots so you have a continual supply- they make a great gift too to friends who enjoy cooking and have that culinary flair.
Grow in pots with free-draining compost to ensure the plants have the best soil to grow and thrive in.
How your plants arrive
Each of your herbs arrive to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through them and some small green stems and leaves.
Although they are little they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your herb plants will arrive to you in a plastic wallet contained in a bubble-lined envelope or a box for larger orders. The wallet allows your young plants to stay healthy by giving them an ideal air and root environment when it arrives to you. Check your 3 plants are there in the plastic wallet, according to your order.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your herb plants straight away into their permanent position make sure the plugs of your plants are kept moist at all times.
You can place your plants on a saucer or tray of water so the plugs are immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your herb plants in a well-ventilated and light position in their plastic wallet after giving them water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
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