How to grow mint
Plant bought mint or insert ‘root cuttings’ 3cm deep in pots, ie dig up established plants and cut away 5cm long roots. Choose well drained fertile soil in sunny site.
Grow mint in pots to confine plant spread (or sink large bottomless pot into soil with 4cm lip). Cut mint back to encourage fresh growth. Dig up and split plants every three years.
Harvesting and use
Pick mint leaves before flowering for use fresh or to dry or freeze. Don’t plant different mints together as flavours can mix. Will crop year after year.