Vegetables and herbs

Mint: maintenance tips

A vigorous perennial with cut foliage renowned for its distinctive flavour. Can be grown in the ground, but pot cultivation helps control its spread.

Maintenance tips: MintMaintenance tips: Mint

Common name: Mint


Prefers a lightly shaded spot.


Water regularly to prevent the soil from drying out between waterings. Water more often when growing in pots.


Adaptable to most soils, it prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. For pot cultivation, use pots at least 30 cm in diameter to promote good growth.


Fertilize after planting with an all-purpose fertilizer. Fertilize every spring thereafter.


Leaves are harvested as soon as they reach a usable size. Harvest regularly to promote plant growth.

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