After discovering I’d inadvertently bought lemon balm yesterday, we planted it in one of the raised beds. This morning, I decided to find out more about lemon balm. Wikipedia told me that it’s in the mint family, spreads “vegetatively”, and “propagates vigorously” (though that last statement has a “citation needed” attached to it).
Since we’d deliberately avoided planting mint in the raised beds (or anywhere in the ground – we have enough trouble with ivy coming from the other side of the fence, thank you very much indeed), putting lemon balm there seemed like a Bad Idea.
This afternoon, we went to the hardware store and bought a planter for the lemon balm, and I transplanted it. It doesn’t seem to have taken root in the bed, yet, so I hope we’re safe.