by aditya abhishek
Hot tropical to sub-tropical climate with temperature ranging from 20 to 40 degrees Celsius is ideal for mint cultivation.
Well draining sandy loam soil rich in organic matter with pH around 6.5 to 8.0 is ideal. Avoid cultivating in waterlogged soil.
Most popular varieites of mint that you can cultivate are Japanese mint, Spearmint, Peppermint, Bergamot mint, etc.
Practice ploughing and harrowing for preparing field. Apply 120 quintals of Farm Yard Manure in 1 acre farm and mix it well.
Farmers can start planting mint suckers from December to January at 3 centimetres depth. Row to row spacing should be 60 centimetres.
Before monsoon, give 6 to 9 irrigation depending on climate. After monsoon irrigate once in every month.
For a acre you need to apply 58 Kilograms of Nitrogen, 40 Kilograms of Phosphorus, and 20 Kilograms of Potash. Use organic manure to supply these nutrients.
You can start harvesting 120 days after plantation when lower leaves start yellowing. Leave 2 to 3 centimetres plant above ground & harvest rest portion.
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