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How To Grow Mint From Seed

How To Grow Mint From Seed

What we're growing

Cool mint is an indomitable herb, best grown in a dedicated pot to stop it taking over your garden completely. Mint is happiest when in full or partial sun and regularly watered, but it is extraordinarily hardy and, once established, will almost invariably thrive. Pick it in generous handfuls to brew your own fresh mint tea at home—with a spoonful of local honey there is no more refreshing drink in the world.

Sow into a 8cm pot / coir tray

  • Either sow in the coir tray, as per "Basil", or sow in the 8cm coir pots, as per "Parsley" - wherever you have space.
  • Sow 0.5 cm deep and lightly cover with crumbled soil.
  • Ideally keep the tray between 18-25°C.
  • Gently water (don't water directly onto the seeds if possible).

Growing

  • Sun: place in a sunny spot with minimum 4-6 hours of sunlight.
  • Sprouting: germination usually takes 10-21 days.
  • Thinning: When the sprouts are 2-3cm tall, it’s now time to “thin out”. Pinch out the smaller sprouts so only the bigger, stronger sprout is left in the pot.
  • Transplanting: See "How To Transplant".

 

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