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Member Name: Thebaker50
Advantages: Easy to grow, hardy
This is a review of mint, a hardy little plant that is great to grow, and really needs a minimal amount of attention. I originally bought my mint plants from seeds, getting around 100 or so of them with some parsley, thyme, corriander seeds all for £1.20!
The seeds appear very small, and look similar to the sorts of seeds that you can sometimes see on bread, that sort of black/grey/puirple appearence.
I planted said seeds in pots containing ordinary multipurpose composte, and orginally place them in the greenhouse. Once little shoots started to appear (which only took 2-3 days in m case!), I transfered to pots outside.
The plants then took hold very quickly, and they are described as being very "invasive". Therefore I do not recomend that you place them in a place where you have other prized plants. These would be ideal plants for that bit of garden you do not know what to do with. And it may be worth putting some sort of a partition around the plants to stop them overgrowing if you do not want them too.
Whats nice about this plant is that you can pick the leaves when it suits you (within reason), and they are not too heavily infested with bugs (unlike some rocket leaves which i planted, which gave the catapillars a delcious meal but sadly i got none!
U haven't really cared very much for my mint leaves in the last 8 months, but I went out this morning to have a look at how they are doing for this review (its just spring now), and the new plants are already starting to grow, and i even harvested about 4 small leaves.
These plants are really easy to grow, they literally grow like weeds. If you just want a plant that smells nice, and you can eat, with minimal care, this is the plant for you. I would also recommend it for children as well, as I am sure they could take good care of it, and will probably enjoy picking the leaves etc., as well as the plant being cheap incase the child changes their mind and decides they do not want to care for it anymore.
So in summary, a very easy to keep plant but its very invasive, so be careful not to let it overrun your garden. Can grow in less than favourable conditions.
Summary: Good for the beginner