Mentha – How to Plant, Grow and Care for Mint Easily
Do you know how to grow a mint plant easily?
Well, growing a mint plant from seeds is very easy at home indoors. You just need to take care of mint plants by providing the water, sunlight, nutrients and many other factors that are responsible for the growth. Here in this article, we share the complete information about how to grow, care and harvest the mint plant.
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How to Grow Endless supply of Ginger using Containers
You must be surprised to know how ginger in your home benefits your health. Planting ginger in your home has many advantages that also includes medicine, cooking and in beauty. Young gingers are juicy flesh with mild taste and often used as ingredient in cooking many dishes. It is originated in the tropical regions of Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Europe and Thailand.
Ginger is a perennial plant with narrow green leaves and yellow flowers in the family of zingiberaceae. It produces white or pink flower bud that blooms in warm climatic conditions and leafy bud stems are about 3-4 feet tall.
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Basil- Ocimum Basilicum
Basil is the culinary herb in the family of lamiaceae and is called as “king of herbs”. There are more than 160 varieties that spread worldwide. The herb is native to India and abundantly seen in Indonesia, Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Basil grows to a height of 30-120 centimeters with light green, silky leaves. Leaves taste may vary depending upon the variety and flowers are small, white in color. Herb is sensitive in cold climatic conditions and can survive in hot, dry conditions. It can be stored in refrigerator for a short period.
Basil leaves are mostly used fresh in ice creams, milkshakes, chocolates, soups, drinks, desserts and recipes for flavor.
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WheatGrass (Triticum Aestivum)
Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons (seed leaves) of the common wheat plant. It is available as fresh juice and powder. It is bright green in color and easy to grow at indoors.
Wheatgrass manages to produce and maintain high nutritious content compared to normal wheat. It is commercially available as spray, cream, gel, lotions and as the herbal supplement. The juice is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts. Wheatgrass tea or smoothie also increases energy levels; reduce coughs, allergies, and illness.
Lavender- Lavandula Angustifolia
Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. It grows well in France, North America, Africa, India and Mediterranean regions. Lavender has fresh, sweet aroma and grown as ornamental plant at home. It grows to a height of 45-60 centimeters in a well drained soil when the temperature is 60 F. Flowers are in whorls, spikes rising above foliage and purple or violet in color.
Lavender scented lotions, soaps, powder, perfumes and oils are widely used in commercial market. It has a soothing aroma that helps to relax, fall asleep and can be used as a natural mosquito repellent.
Lavender leaves & flowers, fresh or dried have a mildly scent but slightly bitter in taste and can be flavored in salads, jellies, sauces, sorbets, desserts and beverages.
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