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Gardening

Lemon balm gone wild!

CindyJ | Aug 14, 201611:15 AM     4

Lemon balm is one of those plants that I like the idea of, but I really don't know what to do with it. Last year, when I shopped for my summer herbs, I bought one lemon balm plant. I never planted it in my herb garden and finally just stuck it in the ground next to my deck. This spring it came up, but I've been ignoring it. Today I noticed it's morphed into a bush, but few of the stems have what I'd consider "typical" lemon balm leaves. I'm guessing the other stems have gone to seed, or are about to. (I'm not much of a gardener, as you might have guessed.)

My questions are: can these "atypical" stems/leaves be used for anything? Is there anything I can do to bring back more of the typical lemon balm leaves? Thanks!

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