Common mint plant grows well in most areas of the world. The plants are small, growing up to three feet tall, and they are highly aromatic. They are a hardy plant that will do well under the right conditions. Note: please consult with your herbalist or healthcare professional before planting or growing herbs.
Planting mint in herb gardening: There are several reasons why you might choose to plant mint in herb gardening, including their pleasing flavor, which is often a pleasant smell when it’s on the breath of a person or as it grows in the garden. This plant blooms in the spring and has an intense, citrus taste that is also quite fragrant. To pick the best variety for your garden, it is important to note the botanical name, which is “umnimum.”
Mint has a number of uses. In the wild, it is used to control other insects that can destroy crops. Mint has been shown to repel insects that may destroy the crop, including aphids. However, mint leaves can be dangerous to humans if ingested, especially if taken in large quantities.
Mint is one of the most widely grown herbs in the world. Its Latin name is “microsorum,” which means little leaf. It is often used as a flavoring for teas and other drinks, as a digestive aid for indigestion and as a strong antiseptic. While it is a common part of the culinary landscape, common mint plant (also called spearmint) has a distinctive and lovely flavor that is delightful and quite tasty. As it grows to about four to five inches, the leaves become dark green, purple-black, orange-red, brown or gold, which gives it its common name.
Mint is a perennial herb that loves full sunlight. This makes it an excellent choice for growing mint indoors. It will grow well, whether it is placed in a container, on a plant bed, outdoors or in a pot on the porch or deck. You should be able to spot the herb just by looking at it.
Mint should be planted from seed or seedlings. Mint growing inside requires a slightly different growing technique than planting from cuttings. Mint leaves turn black when they are exposed to light, so keep them covered with a plastic sheet while they’re growing. Mint that gets too much light turns yellow instead of green. Mint that is transplanted from the garden must be separated from other herbs because of the risk of cross-contamination with other herbs.
The base of the stem should be potted. Cane and wire cages work well for this purpose. If the herb has vigorous leaves, you can pinch off some of the sprigs on the bottom of the leaves. This will help them grow more slowly and will prevent them from turning brown as quickly. Mint is best planted in full sun but will do better in half or quarter shade.
Mint can be grown from cuttings or seeds. Mint goes through a change of leaves every year. Some grow more than others. The flowers are small, dark green, very shiny and have strongly flavored leaves. It is a beautiful herb with many varieties and uses.
Mint has many uses and is often used as an ingredient in cooking. Freshly ground leaves make excellent tea, just add hot water to taste. It’s also good in pickles, sandwiches and sauces, or made into confections by grinding it into flour to use as a substitute for salt. Other commonly known culinary uses for mint leaves are candy, ice cream, chewing gums, chewing mint leaves, mint candy and ice cream toppings.
Mint should be grown in bright, dry soil. Mint tends to grow up and over bushes or along fences and walls. They like well drained, sun loving soil. Mint can be successfully raised from cuttings or seeds. Mint requires at least twelve hours of direct sunlight.
Most of us have seen the common plant, but few of us know much about its history or growing conditions. Mint is one of the least known members of the mint family and was thought to have originated in ancient Egypt. They mainly grow in tropical moist soil but have also been found growing in desert and arid regions. It is an easy to grow, evergreen perennial that does well in most kinds of gardens, in my opinion the more hardy varieties should be planted in sunny windowsill containers as they can sometimes be sensitive to frost.