Seed Pads Mint - SeedMentha x piperita
Grow your own mint!
Mint is delicious in your tea and a great accompaniment with lamb. This fragrant mint is a perennial that returns every year! Mint (Mentha piperita) seed pads are easily grown in pots. Just lay them on the top of a pot, cover lightly with soil and regularly sprinkle with water. Size of seed pad is Ø 8 cm.Show more
Show moreMint seed pads require no prior treatment and are ready to use.
How to SowThese handy seed pads (Ø 8 cm) make growing your own mint so easy. Fill an 8 cm pot (or larger) with potting compost and lay one seed pad on the top. Cover lightly with soil, press carefully down and sprinkle regularly with water. One seed pad is sufficient for a pot full of mint. Plant a new seed pad every 2 or 3 weeks to enjoy a constant stream of fresh mint.
The seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Do not allow the seedlings to dry out.
Show moreWater extra in periods of drought. Mint flowers in July to September. Stand the pot in a sunny, partly shaded spot. Be aware that if you are thinking of planting mint directly in the ground that it has a tendency to spread! Prevent this by planting the pot with the mint in the garden and the roots will be locked into the pot.
HarvestingHarvesting June - November.
Just pick or snip of a stem of mint from the plant but do leave the centre alone. Scissors or a sharp knife is best to use although pinching off between thumb and forefinger is fine - but do take care not to pull up the whole plant. Do not take too much from one plant. As long as new leaves appear, keep harvesting and you will be able to do this for months on end from one plant!
Show morePeppermint was first discovered in England in the 17th century amongst other types of mint and thereafter spread to other temperate climes. This plant has commercial applications with its high concentrate of mint oil and is used in teas and confectionery.
Mint is one of the Labiateaeceae family and its natural habitat is in marshy ground. There are many varieties of mint. This one (Mentha x piperita) is a natural hybrid of Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata). Mint is a fast growing perennial that flowers in the summer with purple blooms.
How to useMint is used mostly in sweet dishes but really great with lamb. Worldwide, it is probably used in tea more than anything else.
A health giving herb that is good for you, it is used in herb lore to prevent various illnesses and troubles with the intestines and skin.