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Mentha Piperita – 0.09g – Approx 800 Seeds
Height: up to 70cm
A popular mint variety with dark green leaves that provide a real scent of summer!
Peppermint makes a lovely fresh mint tea but is also enjoyed added to peas and potatoes, as an addition to a fruit salad or even to summer drinks, or the obvious mint sauce!
Surface sow the seeds in trays or modules in the spring or autumn. The seeds benefit from a little heat but germination can be erratic. Pot on in clumps when large enough to handle and plant out in late sprint/early summer. Pinch the growing tips to encourage bushy growth.
Mint has been cultivated since ancient times and has been found in Egyptian tombs in 1000BC. There are writings to show that even back then Mint was used to aid digestion.
According to Greek Mythology Minthe was a river nymph who fell in love with Hades, god of the Underworld. Hades’ queen was jealous and turned Minthe into the mint plant.
Mint it is good for digestion, helps concentration, it is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic – often taken as a tea made from the leaves.
Mint is a good companion for tomatoes and cabbages.
Mint is often planted around carrots, tomatoes, alliums and brassicas to confuse pests. Planting mint within your lettuce patch will help to keep slugs at bay.