Mint (Spearmint) Seeds
1350 Mint seeds. Mint is a perennial herb grown for its leaves. They are wonderful infused in hot water to make a refreshing tea, chopped and added to many dishes, or used to make mint sauce (a classic addition to roast lamb).
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Super easy to grow making this seed a great start for beginners!
Give plants plenty of water, especially during hot, dry weather.
Mint is a vigorous plant that will spread all over the place if planted straight into the ground. This is why it is a good idea to plant it in a large pot filled with multi-purpose compost that can be placed in a prominent place to make picking easy.
Alternatively grow in a large, bottomless bucket and plunge it into a gap in the soil, making sure the lip of the container remains above the surface to prevent shoots from escaping over the top.
Mint dies back over winter, but can be picked between late spring and mid-autumn. Pick regularly to keep plants compact and to ensure lots of new shoots.
It is best used fresh, but you can preserve leaves for using over winter. Pick shoots, wash well, shake dry then chop into small pieces and add to an ice cube mould. Fill with water and freeze. Whenever you need some mint for a recipe, simply knock out as many ice cube as you need and add to the pan.