Mint (Mentha piperita)
A popular versatile herb, mostly known as an ideal accompaniment to lamb. Also great when added to boiled new potatoes and peas. Can help aid indigestion.
Sow seeds on top of soil in trays of moist compost, do not cover the seeds. Be careful not to over-water. Cover with polythene and store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 21-24 degrees C (70-75 degrees F). Remove the polythene once germination starts.
When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted direct into your desired location. Harden off first.
Sow seeds 0.5cm deep direct in growing bed. Keep the soil moist, and be careful not to over-water. When large enough to handle thin to 12" (30cm).
Sow Indoors - March-June
Sow Outdoors - May
Row Width - 12" / 30cm
Harvest - When required
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