How to Sow
Bergamot seeds are quite fine, so be careful not to plant them too deeply. You can use an old cake sieve to just cover the seeds with a fine layer of medium. Although the seeds germinate easily, their shallow planting depth means that they’ll be more likely to stay moist enough to germinate if you sow them in containers.
How to Harvest
Bergamot’s aromatic leaves are rich in relaxing essential oils. Cut young shoots using a secateurs or pair of scissors, or just pinch out tips with your fingernails as needed.