Popular herbs plant Mint
If you are fond of eating tasty and to enhance the flavor of mint leaf in your food and tea, and you buy from the market. Don’t buy from market you can grow easily in your home patio or container. Herbs plant mint grows very quickly. You can develop accordance with our little instructions. Herbs plant mint is also known as Mentha. Mentha is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. The species is not clearly distinct, with 13 to 18 variations estimated. Hybridization between some of the species occur naturally.
Mint is a popular herbs plant, the growing and planting is very easy in your patio. Mint has multiple uses to add taste use its fresh leaves in salad, sherbet, chutney, ice cream and hot tea.
You can grow in a pot or water. Take a pot with good drainage hole put your plant with good potting mix(1 part of soil, 1 part of coco peat and 1 part of organic fertilizer) for good and healthy plant. After the planting of mint well watering is must.
Classification of Mint
Scientific name Mentha
Species 13 to 18 variations estimated
Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Maturity 75-90 days from seed
Height 12 to 30 inches
Spacing 12 to 24 inches apart, 1 to 2 feet between rows
Watering regular watering
Soil Moist soil
The us produces 70% of the world’s peppermint.
Healthy mother plant:
First you buy a mint plant from nursery or super market, but remember that this plant is healthy. Mind you this plant is free from any disease or insects, because it’s your mother plant, otherwise it may damage the other born baby plant. It is grown by plant, that is easier.
You can grow mother plant into a large container. To plant it in the morning sun or partial afternoon shade would be better. You must care of it otherwise it would cover like a weed. If you put in the container, the container must have a drainage hole. You can place a plate below the container so that if required by the plant absorbs water again.
Herbs plant mint prefer more sun . If you grow in a container place it near the window where the sun coming better. If it is on the lawn, it will get enough sunlight . Mint plant requires regular watering to maintain the soil is always moist. watering is must but you do not water whole day, you may watering ones or twice a day if necessary. Make sure soil moisture maintain every time. If you have a mint plant dies then you put it in the Sun, and give plenty of water, you can re-live it.
Cut a Mint sprig of it don’t choose lot of leaves and put of sprig in glass of water. You must take sprig one centimeter above from Junction, The new twig and leaves shall plant will be avoided.
You can enjoy mint tea, you can use as a herbal treatment form mint, use in an upset stomach. Fresh leaves of mint are use in salad, rice casserole or cooked vegetables. Mint is extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drink, antiseptic, toothpaste, chewing gum and candies.