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Peppermint [Mentha x piperita]

Peppermint [Mentha x piperita]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.


Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Peppermint is a perennial aromatic, spice and medicinal plant that has been known since ancient times. It has been known in Europe since the 17th century. It arises from a natural cross between water mint and spearmint and is native to parts of Asia. Peppermint is characterized by its high menthol content, which is released when the leaves are crushed. Peppermint is hardy, likes to grow in partial shade and develops white-pink flowers.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae

Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 120 days
Plant hight approx: 90 cm
Root type: Runner-forming, shallow root
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until -23°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, loamy, humic, moderate nutrients

pH value: 6,5 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 16-22°C
Germination time: 10-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 10x25 cm

Optimal mix culture: Cabbage, Vine, Apple, Pear, Tomato, Walnut, Potato
Unfavorable mix culture: -

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, peppermint is sown in spring at temperatures of 16 to 22 ° C from March to May or in autumn from September to October. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place at identical temperatures in spring after the last frosts in April to June. It is recommended to pre-grow in small boxes and then individually from March onwards. This variety thrives ideally in a partially shaded and moist location with a permeable clay soil.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Mentha x piperita
English names: Peppermint
German names: Pfefferminze
Portuguese names: Hortelã-pimenta
Spanish names: Hierbabuena, Pastilla de menta
French names: Menthe poivrée

Ingredients
The most therapeutically effective ingredients are menthol, menthol ester, menthone and menthofuran. In addition to the essential oil, peppermint leaves also contain vitamins and trace elements as well as various phenols from the family of health-promoting secondary plant substances. Other important ingredients in peppermint are flavonoids and tannins such as rosmarinic acid.

Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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