With Mint and Geranium, your home will be free of mosquitoes!
Mint: a very famous essence from the past in many varieties. It comes from many areas of Asia, Africa and Europe. The name derives from the Greek "mintha", then declined in "mentha" by the ancient Romans. In the kitchen it is widely used, to add flavor to many dishes and drinks (think only to the famous Mohito), but also in the medicinal field is reflected, especially as a cicatrizant in a paste mixed with olive oil that is affixed to the wounds. In Europe mint was widespread already before the 20th century; in Italy instead it arrived only in 1903 thanks to Honore Charles who had a distillery business.
Mint should be grown in semi-shaded or bright areas, but never in direct sunlight or at excessive temperatures.
Mint prefers a fertile and draining soil rich in organic substances. It should be watered from below, therefore avoiding wetting the leaves. The soil should not be kept dry, especially if the mint plant is young.
The fragrant geranium is a highly decorative plant, also due to the fact that its leaves are delicately velvety and create a very interesting design: the foliage is very dense and has a mainly erect posture. In this "lemon fresh" variety, the flowers are smaller and the fragrance is very similar to lemongrass and in fact has properties of mosquito removal.
Increasingly, however, geraniums are also used in cosmetics and pharmacies. In reality it belongs to the family "Pelargonium" even if we commonly know it as geranium (name that comes from "geranos" or "crane", referring to the shape of the fruit.
This fragrant geranium grows well with temperatures up to 25 ° C, in a luminous position, possibly avoiding drafts. They are spring summer plants, and in fact in winter it is convenient to protect them from the cold. Irrigation for the geranium must be frequent, even every 2-3 days with the heat: it is necessary to moisten the soil completely leaving it to dry well between a dose of water and the other. In the vegetative period it should be fertilized every 10-15 days with fertilizer rich in potassium.
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