HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS HERB MINT
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
Mint is perennial and needs very little care. Ensure the soil is lightly moist but not soggy, and keep the flats in a warm location. A cover over the flat can speed germination. Remove it once you see sprouts. The seeds should be hardened off after they have two true sets of leaves, then planted in beds or pots outdoors. Taking potted plants outside to acclimate to outdoor conditions for a week before moving them into the ground is the best way to transplant them. Water new plants regularly. This plant needs between 2.5 and 5 cm of height. The growing season requires approximately one gallon per week of water. Allow the leaves to dry by using drip irrigation or watering in the morning. The wetness of the leaves may result in a fungus infection. Early spring is the best time to apply fertilizer.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MINT
Fresh or dried, mint can be used in a wide range of dishes and infusions. Many tubes of toothpaste, chewing gum, candy, and beauty products contain mint oil. Mint may have several potential health benefits. Relaxation of muscles and gastrointestinal problems may be managed with Mint. The calming properties of mint have been used by humans for a long time to help soothe indigestion and upset stomachs. The anti-inflammatory acid rosmarinic acid contained in mint plants prevents allergies.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- 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
- Uses: Beneficial Herb
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