Mint Farming Tips in India - Benefits of Mint Leaves

Mint leaves are rich in antioxidants and vitamins like A, C, and B-complex. They also contain iron, potassium, and manganese, boosting haemoglobin and brain function.
Mint thrives in diverse soils, sun or light shade, forming large clumps. To control spreading, grow it in large pots or bottomless buckets.
Medium to fertile, deep soil, rich in humus, is best for growing mint. The soil should hold water well but not become waterlogged, with a pH range of 6-7.5.
Land preparation for mint involves ploughing and cross-harrowing twice to achieve fine tilth. Additionally, apply 50 to 60 cart loads of Farm Yard Manure per hectare.
Weed control in mint farming involves using higher rates of oxyfluorfen (0.5 lb a.i./acre) for residual weed control. Oxyfluorfen is effective against cheeseweed and filaree.
Successful mint farming requires consistent moisture. In summer, irrigate every 10-12 days, and for autumn crops, irrigate every 5-6 days. Ensure good soil drainage to avoid waterlogging in the rainy season.
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