A wonderfully fragrant herb to spice up and decorate desserts, fruit salads, cakes and savoury dishes.
Mint is a sweet and fresh herb that can be used not only in desserts but also with lamb, for example. Mint leaves also make wonderfully refreshing tea.
There are more than 600 different varieties of mint. In ancient Greece, mint was rubbed on tables to welcome guests and is also known as a symbol of hospitality.
Growing time: 8-12 weeks
Cutting and harvesting: Pinch the top to maintain growth
Package includes: 3 plant capsules + nutrients
Mint germinates in about ten days. Growth is slow at first, but once it gets going, mint becomes lush. Mint seeds are tiny (0.2 mm), so check, when you insert the mint capsule, that no seeds have become attached to the capsule’s adhesive label.
Mint must be cut for the first time when it is small, about 5 cm tall. Cut off the top pair of leaves. When mint is taller, it enjoys being pruned, encouraging greater growth. From then on, harvest by cutting the stem just above the pair of leaves below. The plant can be cut a lot at once, as long as a few pairs of leaves remain under the cutting point. This will encourage new branches and thicker growth, producing more leaves to harvest.