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Mint

Mentha x piperita, Peppermint

Hardy Perennial

The ideal accompaniment to roast lamb - homemade mint sauce is hard to beat! Add to boiled new potatoes and peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks. Growing mint plants is so easy and this aromatic herb plant has a multitude of culinary uses. This vigorous perennial is best planted in a container to control its spread. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Useful links:

How to grow herbs


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (750 mint seeds)

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    • £2.29
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Sow mint seeds indoors or under glass from winter to early summer. Sow in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost. Do not cover the seeds with compost. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 21-24C (70-75F) or seal inside a clear polythene bag until germination which takes 7 - 16 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise mint plants to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors. Grow mint on any well drained soil in full sun or partial shade at a distance of 30cm (12") apart. Alternatively grow mint in containers to control its vigorous growth.

Once established mint requires little aftercare. Harvest mint leaves before the flowers develop and use them fresh, dried or frozen. Cut back the old stems in autumn and repot container-grown plants annually in spring.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. First sow of T&M seeds

    By Martin Dawson 19-03-2016

    Planted these in small pots to place on the kitchen windowsill to grow on. Used food bags to seal in the pots for germination. Worked a treat, they started sprouting sooner than I expected after only 5 days. Can't wait for those summer Mojitos now! Very impressed with the service from Thompson & Morgan also, I am already planning my next order for the summer months. Keep up the good work guys. Martin

    Jo
    20-03-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your Mint. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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