Hairy Pot Mint Spearmint

Mint Spearmint



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With long spikes of lilac flowers, this well-known perennial, Spearmint, has hairless leaves, which are great for making mint sauce or adding to fruit salads or summer drinks. Plant it in a container on a sunny terrace, where you can enjoy its aroma and pick leaves easily for the kitchen. 

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