With the popularity of herb gardens on the rise, we wanted to explore some new varieties and we are excited to introduce to you this interesting Mint.
Plants are vigorous and produce masses of fresh and distinctly fruity flavoured leaves which are pungent. It’s an attractive addition and ideal for adding a twist to sauces, jellies and salads.
Sow indoors: March-April, for surest results, 0.5cm(1/4in) deep, thinly in small trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20oC(60-68oF) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 14-18 days. Transplant seedlings individually to 8cm(3in) pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions (avoid frost), before planting out 30cm(1ft) apart.
Sow outdoors: for ease, thinly where they are to crop, 0.5cm(1/4in) deep directly into finely prepared soil which had already been watered. Thin seedling to 30cm(1ft) apart.
Harvest: Cut the leaves as required, a few from each plant so they will quickly regrow. Leaves can be frozen for later use.