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Peppermint [Mentha x piperita]

Peppermint [Mentha x piperita]

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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

Shipping
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 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.


Abholung
You can pick up your order at any time from 12 noon to 8 pm or by appointment with us on site or at the markets we visit.

Simply enter the desired market to pick up in the comment box in the shopping cart.

You can find the markets in the menu on our website or at this link: https://www.benjis.net/pages/market-dates

Peppermint is an ancient perennial aromatic, tea, spice and medicinal plant that has been known since ancient times and in Europe since the 17th century. This species was created through a natural cross between water mint and spearmint and is native to parts of Asia. Peppermint is characterized by a high and pungent menthol content, which is released when the oval-green leaves are crushed. The plants are hardy and develop white-pink flowers. A well-loved and diverse medicinal plant with many valuable ingredients.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 90 cm
Root type: Shallow roots, forming runners
Nutrient requirements: Medium eater
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: Up to -23 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, ,moist, loamy, humus

pH value: 6.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-22 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cabbage, Wine, 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 in small pots from March.

General
A sunny location is possible, but the plants thrive best in partial shade. We recommend pre-culture. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible mint leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Peppermint prefers a warm, sunny to partially shaded location with permeable, moist, light, loamy and humus-rich soil.

Additional tips
It is possible to keep the plant in pots. Forms underground runners. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds and rhizomes.

Plant care
Just prune the plant back a little at the beginning of the year. If natural spread is undesirable, sever the underground emerging roots with a spade in spring. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants additional water.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
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

  • 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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