Leaves can be picked at any time until they start to die down in late autumn and winter. The leaves can be used fresh or can be dried or frozen until use.
Cuttings root easily in a glass of water or dip in hormone rooting powder and plant directly in soil. Keep moist the first 2 weeks!
Seed can be sown directly into moist compost and should germinate within 2 weeks.
Divide the plant keeping roots intact for each section. Place each piece of the plant in soil and water regularly.
Repels harmful insects
Repels cabbage whites, ants, carrot flies and aphids. Mint oils will also keep rodents and moths away.
Attracts useful insects
Mint is a good container plant - it will help to control the plant from spreading too readily!
Can be grown on poorly drained soils.
Mint tea refresh. Often part of herbal remedies for indigestion, nausea, tooth- and headaches. Can be applied directly to skin and popular ingredient in shampoo, soaps and toothpaste.
Leaves and flowers are edible and used fresh in teas, salads, cocktails, food and deserts. Leaves can be frozen, dried or preserved in salt, sugar syrup, alcohol or oil.