Video: Double Monard. Spices. Medicinal Plants. Bergamot. Growing. Beneficial Features. Application. Flowers. A Photo
For reproduction of monarda I use three methods: by seeds (sowing at the end of March, planting seedlings in the second half of May), dividing the bushes (preferably in spring) and cutting off the roots. The second method is the simplest and most effective.
At first, young plantings do not bloom very abundantly, and already 4-5-year-old bushes give more than a hundred peduncles. However, for more than 6 years, the monarda should not be grown in one place, since the decorativeness of the plant decreases.
I prepare a place for planting in the fall. I dig up, clear weeds, bring in rotted manure, a little high-moor peat. In dry weather, I water the plants (otherwise powdery mildew will appear, which, by the way, can also be caused by an excess of fertilizer). I mulch the soil with peat or humus. I cut off the shoots in the fall.
To harvest the monarda, I cut off the shoots during flowering. I tie the grass in small bunches and hang it in a dark place. I use it in tea, as a spice and even as a fragrant broom in a bath.