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Mint

Peppermint is my favourite variety of mint to use for making tea, but there are many different varieties and scents including the most commonly grow spearmint, as well as orange mint, apple mint, and pineapple mint. Aside from making tea and sauce, mint is pleasant to have in the garden just to experience the scent.

Shopping for mint varieties in garden centres gives the opportunity to experience the different scents, but the plants can also be grown from seed. Mint is an invasive perennial plant that spreads through its roots. If not growing in pots, another option is to submerge a bottomless pot in soil to restrict the sideways growth of the plant.

Details

Class: Perennial
Size: Regular
Hybrid: No
Planting: February-May
Harvesting: April-October

Planning what to grow? See the allotment planner and record keeper.

Mint

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