Hairy Pot Mint Basil

Mint Basil



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An aromatic mint with a basil like flavour, the plant is an attractive addition to the kitchen garden, with its red stems and mauve flowers. Ideal for use in tomato and pasta dishes, it also makes a great pesto and is delicious when paired with balsamic vinegar.  

Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Remove plant from pot or cut/tear away some of the coir if the plant is well rooted and hard to remove.

  • Flowers: July- August
  • Moist, well-drained soil
  • South, West or East aspect
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap
  • Cut back after flowering. The herb will die back in the autumn but will reappear with new growth in spring
  • Easy to grow, it will soon spread into a large clump so restrain by planting within a (well watered) large pot
  • Coir pots are supplied by one specific village producer in Sri Lanka. They have built a school, old people's home and extension to the local medical centre over the years from the proceeds of coir pot production