Overview of Herb Mint
Originally a perennial herb native to Europe, mint (Mentha) now has more than 25 species spread around the world. Peppermint (Mentha aquatic) and spearmint (Mentha spicata) are the two most common varieties. Spearmint is often hybridized with peppermint.
More to love in Herb Mint:
- A recipe usually includes fresh mint leaves cut into ribbons (chiffonade)
- A stalk with a few tender leaves is added to a beverage and crushed to release its flavour
- A simmering sauce or stew can be enhanced with dried mint leave
- Whether fresh or dried, mint can be used in a variety of dishes and infusions
Benefits of Herb Mint
Mint oil is commonly found in toothpaste tubes, chewing gum, candy, and beauty products. The benefits of mint may be numerous. Muscle relaxation and digestive problems may be managed with mint. People have used the calming properties of mint for centuries to treat indigestion and upset stomachs. In mint plants, rosmarinic acid, an anti-inflammatory compound, prevents allergies.
How to Sow and Care for Herb Mint
For Mint, spring is the best time to plant. For perennials to thrive, they need to be started about two months before the first frost. It is also possible to grow them year-round if they are to be grown indoors. In the flat of the seedling, place the seeds and cover them with the medium. By covering the seeds, they will not germinate. Sprouts should appear at room temperature or slightly warmer than room temperature in 10 to 15 days.
Transplant them into a garden or container after they have grown two sets of true leaves. When planting outdoors, you can sprinkle vermiculite over well-worked soil before sowing seeds. If you are planting directly in the garden, consider covering the seeds with a row cover until they sprout. Mint is perennial and requires very little maintenance.
It is important to keep the soil lightly moist but not soggy and to place the flats in a warm place. The flat can be covered to speed germination. Once sprouts appear, remove the cover. Harden off the seeds after they have two true leaves and then plant them in beds or pots outdoors. Transplanting potted plants into the ground is best done after they have acclimated to outdoor conditions for a week.
Maintain a regular water supply. Maintain a height of 2.5-5cm for this plant. During the growing season, you will need approximately one gallon of water per week. By using drip irrigation or watering in the morning, you can allow the leaves to dry. It is possible that the leaves will become infected with fungus due to their wetness.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
Product: Green Mint Seeds
Sowing Time: Any
- Height: 120 cm
- Mature: 90 Days
- Bloom Time: June - September
- Temperature: 55-70 degrees F
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Subfamily: Nepetoideae
- Tribe: Mentheae
- Genus: Mentha
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