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How to Grow your Own Mint

Are you looking around your kitchen and think it could use a bit of greenery?

Growing your own mint might be just the thing for you!

The bit of greenery will make your kitchen feel and – more importantly – smell fresh! Mint is one of those low maintenance plants and has a wide variety of uses in cooking or for making cocktails. Sainsburys Money Matters Blog put together this helpful guide that tells you all you need to get started!

Mint Facts

Mint is known as Mentha, originating from a Greek word of Mintha. It belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family.  There are many varieties and hybrids of mint in nature and mint is growing on almost all continents.

Mint is a herb known especially for its aromatic nature, the leave colors can vary from dark green to gray-green all the way to purple and sometimes even pale yellow.  Mint produces white to purple flowers, depending on variety.  Mint likes wet environment and moist soil, usually grows 10-120 cm tall and can spread quickly over the surrounding area. Some gardeners consider it too invasive and keep it in containers.

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How to grow your own mint

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Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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