peppermint

peppermint seeds

Approx 400 seeds £1.49 Buy
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  • Position: full sun or part shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    This is an invaluable and easy to grow herb that is said to have the strongest flavour. It can be used to make delicious mint sauces and teas as well as flavour sweets, puddings and toothpaste. Initially upright, the stems become lax as they grow, and begin to root where they touch the ground, so in time large clumps will be formed. If you prefer to keep them under control, they are best planted in large pots or containers, where they will thrive if kept well watered.

  • Garden care:From late winter to mid-spring, sow shallowly in trays or pots of good quality seed compost and keep well watered by not soggy. These can then be hardened off and planted outside after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow directly into a well-prepared bed in late spring and when large enough to handle, thin out to allow 25cm between each plant. Once established, regular picking will help encourage new growth to form.

  • Sow: February - May

  • Harvest: June - November

  • Approximate quantity: approximately 400 seeds

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