Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint

£5.99

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An absolute delight for chocolate lovers
Producing pretty brown/purple leaves with a wonderfully minty chocolate taste and fragrance.

Number of plants: 3

Variety: Chocolate (organic)

Great for protecting your brassicas, tomatoes, chillies and aubergines!

Can be grown in: Pots, containers or planting in a bucket in the ground. Find out more in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Wonderful used in summery drinks, desserts, with fresh fruit or to make fresh mint tea.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July. These plants will arrive in 9cm pots.

The right site

Mint enjoys moisture and a little bit of shade.

Can be grown in....

It is rather invasive and so should be controlled so that it doesn’t take over any other plants in the vicinity. Putting in containers or planting mint in a bucket in the ground is a good way of avoiding this.

How far apart?

45cm apart or one plant to a large pot.

Looking after your plants....

Mint is really easy to grow and a very useful herb to have in the garden. If you cut it back to the ground each year it will keep going for a long time.


Mint

Cut regularly

Continuously cut mint during the Summer to promote new growth.

 

Mint

It's a good companion for...

It’s good to plant mint near tomatoes and cabbages to repel pests

Pineapple Mint

Great with...

Mint is a great herb in the summer – it really adds a hint of freshness to food. We like it with:

  • Peas and Cucumber
  • Strawberries and other summer fruits
  • Cous Cous or Bulgar Wheat salads
  • Lamb
  • Pimms