Grow Guide - Mint

How To Start: Grow mint in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It's best to grow mint in a pot as it will spread all over your garden!

Try to grow mint from root cuttings in the Spring and Autumn as sowing from seed can be tricky. To do this, place cuttings in water and wait for them to root. Then, transfer to a pot. 

Temperature: 13–21ºC 

Light: Mint requires at least 6-7 hours of sunlight each day. 8 to 10  hours per day is recommended for growing indoors using our Pianta grow light.

Watering & Care: For the best flavour, keep cutting mint to stimulate new leafy growth. After flowering is over in late summer, cut back plants to just above soil level.

In autumn, divide to make new plants. Lift a clump and chop it into pieces using a spade. 

Fertiliser: Feed with a high-nitrogen fertiliser to encourage a fresh flush of leaves for autumn picking.

Pests: Mint rust - chop away affected stems.

Height: Mint should grow to be 1 or 2 feet tall.

Time Of Growth: From seeding to maturity, mint takes about 90 days

How To Use: Mint makes the classic sauce for roast lamb and new potatoes, perfect for drink garnish and for making herbal tea.

Is It Toxic To Pets? No

Nutritional Values:

for 100 g of product

Potassium: - 569 mg

Phosphorus: - 73 mg

Calcium: - 243 mg

Sodium: - 31 mg

Iron: - 5.1 mg