The leaves of this easy to grow plant can add flavour to many dishes, but also have natural antiseptic qualities and can be used as a soothing herbal remedy.
Sow in pots or trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall. Planting in pots will contain its vigorous growth.
Best grown in moist soil in semi shade. Add compost and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Apply Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food at regular intervals. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem. Cut back regularly to promote fresh growth. In cold areas will die down in winter.
Great companion plant for cabbage and tomatoes. To make a peppermint tea add 2 teaspoons of chopped leaves to 1 cup of hot water. Let stand for 5 minutes, strain and cool. Sip tea to aid digestion, reduce tension and relieve symptoms of colds and nausea.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED
|Position||Full sun or part shade|
|Botanical name||Mentha piperita|
|Plant variety||Cameo Mixture|
|Suitable for||Pots and garden beds|