Aromatics

Mint: freshness during summer


Growing mint is easy and even ideal for those who love to flavor and cook with mint!

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Mentha
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Aromatic plant

Height : 20 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Harvest : May to October

Forget about buying mint in a sachet that only lasts a few days and opt for picking according to your needs.

Rediscover the true flavor of garden mint!

Mint plantation

Mint outdoors:

If you buy your mint directly in a pot, plant it in the ground from April.

You can also leave it in its original pot for a while for use indoors or on a balcony.
But the ideal for growing in pots isrepotting immediately after purchase in a larger pot

Mint indoors:

This plant is indeed perfectly suited for a indoor cultivation or on a balcony, in a pot or in a planter.

Take care of thewater regularly so that the soil does not dry out.

Mint harvest

You can pick the mint leaves throughout the spring and summer according to your needs.

Preferably choose the most important sheets by severing the entire stem to promote the emergence of new shoots.

It is best to pick mint in the morning before the sun changes the aromatic quality of the leaves.

> The more you water, the more abundant the harvest will be.

Growing mint in a pot

It is quite possible to cultivate your mint inside your home, on a balcony or terrace. The strong odorous power also offers the advantage of generating a pleasant odor on a patio or inside your home.

Mint in a jar also helps prevent invasive mint.

> The mint season?

There really isn't a better time to grow your mint indoors.

You can even do it throughout the yearincluding winter.
We generally prefer to use it in summer dishes.

Its cultivation will therefore most often be ’April to September-October outdoors or indoors.

Choose a bright place but without direct sun, the edge of a window for example.

  • Water as soon as the soil is dry.
  • Fertilize the soil for better production.

To know about mint

Mint complements most dishes, fruit salads and sauces but it is also well known to flavor certain drinks and in particular tea or the mojito.

Her culture is relatively easy as long as certain rules are respected.

  • Location sunny or partially shaded but never hot
  • Always wet ground
  • Fertilization from May to August.

It exists 25 species mint. Remember that most of them are quite intrusive and that one pot culture or in a planter prevents them from invading the entire garden.

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In this video on mint, you will find the producer's advice on how to grow it well, its use in cooking and his smart advice!

Smart tip

Mint is difficult to freeze and has a tendency to darken. Prefer a fresh or dried use knowing that the fresh mint will always be more fragrant.


Read also on aromatic plants:

  • All aromatic plants: advice, cultivation, maintenance

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