Why mint and molasses should be in every vegetable garden: five important pros
Aromatic herbs are not only a delicious addition to food and drinks. Growing them brings many other benefits to the gardener. In particular, mint and lemon balm have these advantages - plants with a pleasant aroma that even a beginner can handle.
OBOZREVATEL asked about the properties of mint and lemon balm. And tells why they should be planted in any garden. With one condition: these herbs need to be closely monitored, because they grow very quickly.
Growing without hassle
Mint and lemon balm are undemanding to soil and care. You can grow them in a box in the garden, in a flower bed in the garden, or even in a pot on the windowsill. The downside of this unpretentiousness is that the plants grow quickly in breadth due to the rhizome. That is why it is better to grow them in boxes or tubs. They will keep the green invader at bay.
The strong and pleasant aroma of these plants is extremely unpleasant for garden pests such as slugs. That's why you can use boxes of mint to furnish the beds. They will become a kind of cordon against slugs. It's not 100% effective, but still, some of the gastropods will not be missed for sure.
No to insect pests
The smell of mint and lemon balm also repels mosquitoes, flies, and some other insects that harm people and vegetables. Dill or coriander and some flowers, such as marigolds, do the same thing.
Yes to pollinating insects
Butterflies, bees, and other insects that pollinate plants, on the other hand, love the fresh mint scent. They are more likely to flock to the garden or orchard where such herbs grow, and this then has an extremely positive effect on the yield.
A tasty and healthy addition to the diet
Fresh mint leaves can be added to salads and summer cocktails, and fresh and dried mint can be brewed as tea. Such herbs will be appropriate in any diet. In addition, these herbs are considered medicinal. They soothe the stomach, treat sore throats, help you fall asleep, relieve headaches, and so on. So there is definitely a use for these plants.
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