Refreshing and tasty. One plant will spawn a forest!
- Buy as a young plant from a garden centre
- Stick it on your windowsill and it will grow all year
- Fantastic, refreshing scent
- Perfect with lamb, fish, salad and peas
- Also great in lemonade, tea, and cocktails!
Complete growing directions
- Mint can be grown indoors or out over the summer, and indoors all through the winter.
- Buy a young plant—spearmint or peppermint grow well.
- Place the plant in a 12 inch pot and fill below and around it with compost. Water it and place it on a sunny windowsill or in a sunny spot outside.
- Pick and eat the growing tips. The shoots will be ready once they are 3 or 4 inches tall.
Alternative method: mint can be grown directly in the soil in your garden, but it’s a bit more complicated as you will need to plant it in a bag to stop it spreading. (Link to Garden Organic site)
- The easiest way to tell if something needs watering is with your finger: poke it into the soil to test.
- If the soil is damp just under the surface, don't water. If it is dry up to the first crease of your finger then you need to water.
- Seeds and seedlings need care when watering – use a fine-head watering can so you don't over-water them.
- It is better to water well infrequently than to sprinkle a little every day.
Check out Compost Made Simple for all your composting needs and know-how.
All about Mint
- Plant: All year
- Harvest: All year
- Container: Pot
- Location: Indoor window sill
(alternative location: outdoor space)
- What to sow: Plant