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.
When your herb plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Then, stand them upright. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Now they are ready to plant.
This herb plant is a perennial
This means that it’ll keep coming back year after year.
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.
Continuously cut mint during the Summer to promote new growth.
It's a good companion for...
It’s good to plant mint near tomatoes and cabbages to repel pests
They're ready to harvest when....
Pick leaves off as and when you need them.
Annual – a plant that completes its entire lifecycle in one year
Perennial – a plant that “dies” down at the end of the season, but comes back to life again year after year
Biennial – a plant that takes 2 years to complete its lifecycle before dying
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
When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.