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Wouldn't mind that recipe, Mike!
I agree with Paul, mint cuttings put in a jam jar full of water on the windowsill indoors soon root and can be potted on. Sam, you can grow on the mint in pots bought from the supermarket and take cuttings. I pot on most of the supermarket bought herbs I buy as soon as I can after getting them home and when it warms up outside they either go in my raised herb planter or in big pots on the patio.
hello Angelstar958,I agree pineapple mint has a lovely smell,I try to grow lots of different ones,when I am going to have a lamb dinner I make the mint sauce 2 days before and cut as many different ones as I have then chop them all up together,makes an awesome mint sauce especially over new Jersey Mids
Dont know why but I always have problems getting parsley to germinate so I buy the pots of it at asda and pot them on,I have 3 large pots on the go at the moment and its going great,I have the curled and the flat leaves,I know its cheating but at least I have a lot to go at,the ones I did last year are going very well too
Trailing mint in baskets sounds lovely!
Just don't leave it on a hot sunny window sill-it will wilt as it can't take up water quick enough to keep up-as has been said- one of the easiest plants to grow from cuttings.
Yes, you've sussed it - put it in a shady spot - mint prefers cooler conditions anyway, it's not like the mediterranean herbs. So put it in a jar of water on a north or east facing windowsill and just keep checking that it doesn't dry out. Eventually you'll see some roots forming. When there are quite a few roots tip most of the water out and add some compost to the jar, keep it on the windowsill and keep it damp for a couple more weeks and it'll have grown into a healthy mint plant for you to plant in your garden.
I always get a large plastic pot (12 - 14" diam) and cut the bottom out, then sink it into the herb bed with the rim just proud of the soil surface, and plant the mint inside it. This helps prevent it from taking over the whole garden - but you'll still have to keep an eye on the spreading runners and keeping it within it's designated area
I like that slightly furry one. Can't think what it's called