Botanical Name - Mentha x.

Position - Full sun in containers or in the garden.

Spacing - 45 - 60cm, need a lot of space as they will spread readily.

Uses -

Mint is used to flavour vinegar and jelly(often served with red meats).  You can also add mint to thirst quenching beverages.

Care -

Mint requires very little care except cutting back and fertilising in spring.  Use 2.3.2 to feed.  Water regularly to keep plant fresh and vibrant.   Potential pests are whitefly, spider mite, aphids and mealy bug.  Use prescribed insecticides to combat.  Can suffer from rust, if symtoms occur treat with a systemic fungicide.

Available  -

Spearmint

Normal garden mint

Eau de cologne mint

Apple Mint

Pineapple mint

Pennyroyal