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Asian Mint Jing-Jie [Schizonepeta tenuifolia]

Asian Mint Jing-Jie [Schizonepeta tenuifolia]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The Asian mint Jing-Jie is a very ancient, perennial tea and medicinal plant from East Asia and has a long history of use in traditional Asian medicine. The medicinal plant, which has been known and used for centuries, belongs to catnip and has a slightly euphoric effect on humans as a tea drink. The plants form finely hairy, oblong-oval, velvety and lush green leaves, which have a clear but not too strong mint aroma and a fruity taste, with a low menthol content.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 7 0 cm
Root Type: Deep Root, Foothills
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-20 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, dry to moist, loamy, humus, mineral

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 14-21 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x60 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cabbage, vines, apple, pear, tomato, walnut, potato
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to April or in autumn from October to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation from March in small pots.

No-till sown is unfavorable due to the possible drying out or carrying away of small animals such as ants. We recommend the pre-culture, sow in small pots and let the seedlings grow up to the first mint leaves. Let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings.
This mint prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with permeable, dry to moist, heavy loamy or slightly humous and mineral soil.

Additional tips
Protects vegetable plants from leaf and earth fleas. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds and rhizomes.

Care Plants
Pruning in summer promotes the growth of new shoots. If a natural spread is undesirable, separate the aboveground running roots in the spring with a spade. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants additional water.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Schizonepeta tenuifolia
English Names: Asian mint
German names: Asian Mint, Japanese Catnip, Chinese Mint, Jing-Jie, Keigei, Kaigai, Asian Field Mint
Portuguese names: Menta asiática
Spanish Names: Menta asiática
French names: Menthe asiatique

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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