Lemon Verbena 3 x 9cm Organic Herb Plug Plants


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The lemon verbena is a herb that is mostly used in restaurant kitchens these days, but the days, but it’s great flavours are a must have in your own kitchen. The tall stems of this verbena produce lemon scented, long green leaves. These leaves have a lemony flavour that is tempered by a slightly sweetness, giving you all the refreshing qualities of a lemon without the bitterness. This herb can be used to flavour roast dinners, ice creams or salad dressings. It naturally goes really well with fish dishes and can be infused into olive oil to make a wonderful dip or light cooking oil.

How to grow lemon verbena at home

Plant your lemon verbena plug plant in a sunny location that has a well-draining soil. This tender perennial doesn't deal well with frost so you should make sure that your chosen location is moderately protected from cold winds. Water the plant regularly to keep the soil moist but not wet. Unlike other herbs the lemon verbena benefits from regular feeding with a diluted liquid fertilizer in the summer.

How to harvest lemon verbena

You can harvest your lemon verbena leaves between July and October. To harvest, simply prune the needed springs from the plant just before you are about to use them. Regular harvesting is recommended to keep the plant growing well. If you find that you are producing more leaves than you need then the leaves can be easily dried for use whenever you want.

What are plug plants?

Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.

How do you plant a plug plant?

When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.

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