Peppermint is one of the plants used in every home. It has a pleasant smell which adds a pleasant taste to food and can be drunk with or without tea. It is used fresh or dry. A little boiled mint for sleeping and getting rid of gas.
Cultivation of mint:
The method of growing mint is easy and can be grown at home, but it does require certain conditions to grow well, and mint is grown using seeds that are placed in ponds intended for cultivation. inside the house or in the garden around the house and it grows in any type of soil and rarely needs compost, To ensure successful planting it is advisable to plant mint under the seedling form, and here we mention some things to consider when planting mint:
- Prepare the ground for the mint to be planted by removing stones and unwanted herbs while scraping them manually.
- Choose the appropriate time to grow mint, which is in the spring between February and March.
- Put good soil in ponds with compost or make edges around mint planted in the garden.
- Plant the mint plants well.
- Maintain soil moisture.
- Keep the mint planted from the hot sun and place it in a place with little shade, if it is planted in ponds, it should be exposed to the sun early in the morning.
- When planting mint in the garden, you need to leave a distance between each plant and another of at least twenty-five centimeters.
- Choose good seedlings with strong roots. Mint should be watered daily in the morning or evening, and not watered during the rains.
- After the mint has grown, the herbs that grow around the mint should be removed from time to time.
- The mint leaves are plucked from the bottom of the branch, and it is best to pluck them in the morning because peppermint oil is in abundance at this time.