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Spearmint

£2

You can’t really fault mint.. From salads, sauces and the occasional tipple.. mint is a real go to herb. Keep in pots to avoid a sea of mint popping up in your garden.

BOTANICAL NAME
Mentha spicata

NICKNAME
Spearmint, Garden Mint, Common Mint, Lamb Mint, Mackerel Mint, Bush Mint.

QUANTITY
750 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 45cm
Width: 60cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Width: 20cm

SOWING
Indoor: All year round
Outdoor: May-Sep

GROW TIME
Germination: 10-15 days
Matures: 90 days

SPACING
Sow: 3cm apart
Plant: 20cm apart

WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial Shade
Soil: Rich and moist
Water: Daily during hot periods
Food: Every month during growing months

COMPANION PLANTS
Oregano, Carrots, Kale, Tomatoes, Peas and Beans

OUR TIPS
We always plant mint in containers in the ground. It's a strong and dominant plant and without control you can soon have a sea of the stuff.
Cut down in the colder months to keep the roots cool and moist.

BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Pollinators
Mint oils help bee hive health
Grows well on a windowsill
Great for ground coverage

HARVESTING

Pick the top leaves regularly which will promote more growth. 

MAKES FOR GREAT..
Infuse with water and lemon or cucumber.
Enjoy cooking up a storm with a fresh zing of mint - try a Basil Mint Pesto.
Create essential oils.

HEALTH BENEFITS
Soothes stomach inflammation
Eases sensations of nausea
Apply topically for headaches
Helps clear nasal congestions
Freshens breath
Slows the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi
Mint contains a phytonutrient called perillyl alcohol, which has been shown to prevent the formation of colon, skin and lung cancer

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