Mint nice for tea, mojito, strong taste and easy to grow. But be aware they take all over the garden if you put them straight in the garden. Maybe you like mint so much just do it..I like also other plants, so in my garden the mint is separated in a big planter
when to put in the garden?
I just bought a plant (you have many kinds of mint, so you can choose the one you like the most and which taste you like) from the garden centre, and put them in a separate planter.
I did this in the spring, but later or earlier is also ok, but not in the winter when there is frost on the ground ( they survive the winter if you have mint in the garden already but not if you plant them in winter). You can make in the spring and autumn cuttings, just cut a plant to the ground and you put the stem into the ground (very easy). Just wait give a lot of water (keep it wet in the beginning so they can make roots) and it will become a plant how easy this is 🙂 it’s like weed, it will overgrow everything, difficult to get rid of, but easy to take care of!!
ready to use?
You can use the mint when they got leaves, when you cut them low by the ground they will grow on and on! If you let them grow bigger, you have got more leaves just a simple as that.
Mint you can use for tea, for dinners like couscous and experiment with this herb!
vitamins and minerals
vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, E, C, B11
minerals: sink, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphor, magnesium*
TCM=traditional Chinese Medicine
Mint is considered to have pungent, aromatic and cool properties. It is associated with the Lung and Liver meridians, and is used to expel wind heat, clear the head and eyes, clear up rashes, and remove liver qi stagnation Taken orally, mint is used to treat diarrhea and painful menstruation, promote perspiration and dissipate body heat. It is also taken as a means of stimulating the nervous system**
And it’s nice to know its called Bo He in Chinese ( I like to know)!