Latin Name –Mentha piperita
Sowing Instructions – Sow seed in seed compost, but do not cover seed. Ensure the compost is moist, but not wet and cover. Keep at 18-20C. Germination is erratic and may take 1-2 weeks or a few weeks. Transplant seedlings in to a small pot when large enough to handle and plant out 30cm apart when risk of frost has passed.
Hints and Tips –Regular picking will ensure a healthy crop and encourage new fresh shoots to grow. To prevent mint from becoming straggly or woody cut back after flowering. Once established it can be picked for 5-6 months a year and keeps well dried for the winter months.
Number of Seeds – Approx 500