Mint is a deeply fragrant, easy to grow herb that grows throughout the year. A plant with small, vivid leaves, there are numerous varieties of mint such as Spearmint, Peppermint and Mountain Mint, which each offer a different intensity of mint flavour. Mint is easily maintained and can take over a garden or hanging basket if let spread.
Mint strives in moist soil, without fertiliser and in an area that is slightly shaded. It is a perfect herb to grow in a pot on your balcony or garden window as the roots will not be able to spread and takeover the rest of your garden if it is separated into it’s own container.
How to Plant
Plant the seeds into well watered soil, about 15cm apart from each other (to ensure the plant doesn’t spread and fight with each other.) It is key to keep the soil well watered and hydrated, so if the sun is shining particularly brightly, more watering may be necessary.
The mint leaves can be taken off the plant whenever is required. and it is best to trim the plant once every two months to encourage more leaves to grow on the side of the plant, rather than simply from the top.
Combine mint, lemon and yogurt to create a lovely fresh dip for your evening meal or snack. Add mint to water or ice cubes to create a refreshing drink. Or perhaps, stick to the classics by making a fragrant mint sauce for use throughout the year.