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Grow your own mint

Grow your own mint

Adding herbs to your garden is a lot easier than you think. Have a go at growing some fresh mint with the help of this handy step-by-step guide

Grow your own mint

You'll need:

  • An empty milk carton (washed)

  • Scissors

  • Mint seeds

  • Potting soil

  • Watering can

Grow your own mint

Before getting started, wash out your milk carton, cut the top off and add a few drainage holes to the bottom. These will allow extra water to seep out, so the roots don’t get too wet

You can also decorate your milk carton pot before planting using paint and/or pens. You could draw pictures, paint patterns, write your name, or add anything that makes your mint plant extra special

Grow your own mint

Let's grow!

Step 1:

Carefully fill your milk carton pot with soil, all the way to the top

Step 2:

Scatter a few mint seeds on top of the soil. Don’t bury the seeds, instead press them into the soil lightly

Grow your own mint

Step 3:

It’s time to give your seeds a drink. Using a watering can, carefully sprinkle water onto the soil. Make sure to do this gently so you don’t wash the seeds away

Step 4:

Find a sunny spot in your garden and watch as your mint plant grows big and strong. You should start to see seedlings sprout in 10-14 days

Grow your own mint

Mint is a perennial, meaning it usually disappears over winter and grows back in spring when the ground is warmer

You can pick mint leaves from spring to autumn. Add them to meals and treats to make them extra tasty. Mint works great added to salads, sauces, and desserts. You could even try making your own mint ice cream this summer

Be careful! Mint can grow very quickly. Plant it in pots to stop it taking over your garden

We hope you had fun planting some refreshing mint! Don’t forget to take photos as your herb grows and tag us using #DobbiesLittleSeedlings

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