Moroccan Mint (Mentha spicata var. crispa) is a pretty, compact variety of mint that looks good in your garden and can be used to flavour food, make tea or simply scent your patio! Moroccan mint tea is extremely popular in the Arab nations, where the drink often has a ceremonial purpose, especially when made for guests by the man of the house. As it combines imported ingredients (tea from China and imported sugar) with a local ingredient (fresh mint), Moroccan mint tea is an early example of globalization in cuisine. The tea, which is also known as Tuareg tea, is the subject of this apt proverb: ‘The first glass is as bitter as life, the second is as strong as love, the third is as soothing as death’.
Packet contains 50 seeds.
HOW TO GROW
SOWING Indoor Not required Outdoor Feb-Mar
TIMING Germination 7-15 days Harvesting 40-60 days
SPACING When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,2 cm When thinning 3-5 cm
GROWING Sunligth Partial shade. Soil Well-drained, light and poor soil. Watering Regular watering, not overdone Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary.
CARING EXPERT TIPMint can be grown easily from seed, but do not cover the seeds after sowing as they need light to germinate. Many gardeners deliberately plant it in less-than-favourable conditions to slow down its spread.
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