- A light lemon fragrance ? ideal for bringing aroma in your tea
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 20 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- Originally, the Bergamot comes from North America and is mainly found in moist woods in the eastern USA.
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SAFLAX Potting Set - Bergamot / Oswego Tea - Monarda didyma - 20 seeds - With mini greenhouse, potting substrate and 2 pots
A light lemon fragrance - ideal for bringing aroma in your tea
Our set contains everying for a successful cultivation. Coming with a a little mini greenhouse 17 (L) x 10 (W) x 13 (H) cm, germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) and 2 coconut fiber pots for later transplanting.
The rather undemanding and frost-hard Bergamot with its aromatic lemon fragrance is without a doubt one of the most beautiful medicinal plants. In a temperate climate it brings already from end of June and until September a nice coloring into your midsummery garden, when it shows its red-coloured inflorescences that remind one of a whorl. All parts of the plant, including the blossoms, the leaves and the stalks, have a pleasant aromatic lemon fragrance due to the high content of essential oils and thymol. You can harvest fresh leaves of your Bergamot plant until autumn and use them for bringing a nice aroma to tea or fruit salad. Mixed with parsley and orange juice you can also make a tasty salsa. The flowers make a special taste as topping for a slice of bread with cream cheese or as decoration in a salad. It is also possible to use the Bergamot as cut flowers in a neat flower bouquet as you like. The leaves that are harvested shortly before blossoming in June, own the most intense flavour by the way, which makes them also best suited for drying.
Natural Location: Originally, the Bergamot comes from North America and is mainly found in moist woods in the eastern USA.
Place: The Bergamot prefers a sunny place, and in tub cultivation it can be moved outdoors from mid May.
Care: A loose, humus-rich soil that stores water easily or a special earth for herbal plants would be the best option for cultivation. Water the plant plentiful during the growth period, but always let the substrate become dry on the surface before watering again, and avoid water logging. From spring until autumn, you may provide the Bergamot with fluid fertilizer for herbs every four weeks. During autumn, after the blossoming, or in early spring you can prune the plant back until a handswidth above ground, and the rest of the year you only have to take out the dead parts from time to time. If your plant grows too dense, you can also easily split the Bergamot.
During Winter: Outdoor plants should be pruned back before the winter season. Watering and fertilizing is not necessary any more. Tub plants, however, hibernate best in a cool and frost-free and either bright or darker place.
Bonsai ability: No
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