Last year, I found a self-seeded lemon balm in the garden. I had actually dug it up, thinking I had a weed. Then I noticed the leaves and the lemony aroma. Hmm, not your usual kind of weed then.
The aforementioned lemon balm went in a pot so that I could keep it until I could decide where to plant it. Considering it is in the mint family, maybe a pot would be a good place for it to stay – except that this morning, I found a rather lush little lemon balm plant in the forest garden. So, too late to keep in contained.
However, I am more than happy with the new arrangement. It’s great to have such a gift from nature springing out my soil. And in a highly appropriate place. Perhaps a little close to the apple tree but nature’s going to do what it wants at the end of the day.
The tea I made from a few leaves also tasted good. Definitely a ‘weed’ I’d recommend!