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Photo: Mint (Common)

Photo: Mint (Common)
Photo: Mint (Common)

General description

Mint is an exhaustive family, Spearmint or Moroccan Mint is a refined strain of the common garden mint with more pungent leaves. 

Plant requirements

Grow in a pot by the back door for handy access. Best plant for under the dripping tap!

Maintenance

Has a tendancy to get leggy. Regular picking or a good cutback will ensure a neat and compact bush. Beware in good moist conditions this plant will spread and become a weed.

Practical use

This is the best mint for tea. Ideal for making mint teas, popping in iced water with some lemon juice and for adding a bit of zip to a garden salad.

Properties

Height
30 - 100 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
Moisture
Well-drained
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy