Moroccan Spearmint.

Moroccan Spearmint.

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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’.

LATIN NAME 
Mentha spicata

NAME 
Spearmint

VARIETY 
Moroccan

QUANTITY 
50 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 50 cm 
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 30 cm 
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, alpine strawberries.

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 tip Mint 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.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
An excellent attractant and nectar source for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. 
Pests
Repels ants and aphids.

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