The quick and convenient guide to growing your very own bee balm!
Growing Bee Balm From Seeds
Growing Bee Balm Plants is an easy task if you follow this simple guide. Wild Bergamot is a favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Bee Balm's species name, fistulosa, refers to the tube-like structure of its blossoms, which appear from July through September.
Growing Your Bee Balm Seeds From Seed In 3 Simple Steps
# 1 | Start your bee balm seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost or direct sow outdoors 1 to 2 weeks before the last frost. The optimal soil temperature for seed germination is 60-70 F.
# 2 | Wild Bergamot does best in full sun, but can also thrive in partial shade. Plant your bee balm seeds 1/4 inch deep and lightly cover with topsoil.
#3 | Seeds will germinate in 10-21 days. Allow soil to dry slightly between waterings.