GROW MINT IN CONTAINERS
Mint is a must-have herb for spring and it’s dead easy to grow – so easy in fact, it can become a bit of a pest that can take over vege beds.
An easy way around this problem is to grow mint in pots. That way its creeping roots are kept contained and you can keep the pot close to the house for easier access and harvesting.
The simplest way to grow mint is to buy a young plant from the garden centre, but you can also strike cuttings easily from plants you have already.
Place the cut stems into a jar of water and they will sprout roots within a couple of weeks. They can be planted out soon afterwards.
If you’re after a lot of plants, mint can be raised from seed any time from now until early autumn, but it won’t mature until the following season. Raise in trays and transplant seedlings to 30cm apart.
Established mint plants will also be