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Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 19, 2010
7:44 PM

Post #7719773

Hi Sharran,
Your article was very timely! I'm sitting here right now, trying to feed a baby bird and in between trying to transplant my lemon balm, which I let get way too big before begining the transplanting process. I assumed that if I pinched off the tops, the plants would get bushier. Is this correct? I've never grown this herb before.
Thanks In Marlene
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 19, 2010
9:02 PM

Post #7719977

Oh, a baby bird...sweet. Hope he makes it.

Yes, the balm should get bushier, it's much like any mint, and I don't like to let either of them get very tall and spindly. The newer growth is tastier, too.

Luck with the baby bird. Luck with the balm, too. You'll love it.

And thanks for reading the article.

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