Mint is also known as Mentha and Mint. It is a panacea for the stomach, it is used for making cold drinks and chutneys apart from medicines. The risk of pest infestation in its plants is very less. Along with this, mint plants are able to tolerate conditions like water logging to some extent. Mint crop matures quickly and can be harvested 3 to 4 times by sowing it once.
Due to the above reasons, nowadays the trend of farmers towards mint cultivation is increasing. If there is a good crop, the prices of mint are also good in the market. If you also want to cultivate mint, then this article is going to be very beneficial for you. In this we will talk about suitable soil, climate, planting time and method, irrigation and harvesting for mint cultivation. So let us first know about the suitable soil and climate for this.
Suitable soil and climate for mint cultivation
Mint can be grown in almost all types of soil.
Loamy loamy soil containing biomass is best for mint cultivation.
The pH level of the soil should be 6.0 to 7.5.
Mint can be cultivated successfully in temperate climate as well as in hot and sub-tropical climate.
mint planting time
It can be cultivated throughout the year except in the extreme cold months.
The month of February-March is the best for planting plants.
Mint can be cultivated even after the harvesting of Rabi crops.
Method of preparing the field for mint
First of all, do deep plowing 1 to 2 times with earth turning plow.
After this, apply light plowing 2 to 3 times.
To get good crop, add 6 to 8 tonnes of decomposed cow dung per acre of land while preparing the field.
Apart from this, neem cake can also be mixed in the field.
Cultivation by making beds makes it easier in irrigation and weeding. Therefore, after plowing, prepare the beds in the field.
mint planting method
First prepare the plants in the nursery.
Make proper drainage system in the nursery.
After 3-4 leaves appear in the plants, transplant the plants in the main field.
In the main field, plant the seedlings at a distance of 45 cm.
When and how to irrigate mint?
Mint plants require ample water. Therefore, do not cultivate it in areas with water scarcity.
There should be no lack of moisture in the soil.
Irrigation should be done at an interval of 10 to 15 days in the month of February-March.
Irrigate at an interval of 6 to 8 days during summer season.
Irrigate at an interval of 20 to 25 days in cold weather.
Mint Harvesting Time
The first harvesting can be done 60 to 90 days after planting.
Thereafter, harvest is done every 60-70 days.
Harvest the plants at a height of 6 to 8 cm from the ground surface.
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