If you’ve tried growing a pot of supermarket mint, you might have discovered that it usually looks sad and dies after a few weeks. (At least, that is what happened to my first attempts!).
But did you know that there is a super easy way to make supermarket mint grow, flourish and last for years?
Find out how in this three minute film.
Follow the advice in the film and your mint will grow happily for months (watering with liquid seaweed once a month will also help but is not essential). It will then die back over winter and magically reappear in the spring.
To keep it flourishing in year two, remove the mint from its pot, divide it into two or four and repot it in new compost.
Do this each year and one plant can give you delicious mint to make tea, cocktails, and add to salads, curries and sauces (or one of these other 49 ways to use mint) for years… indeed, for as many years as you water and look after it.
The film was made as part of the Greening Wingrove Project, Vertical Veg Street, which supported local residents to grow food in containers at the front of their home. Food growing workshops were run directly on the streets in different parts of the community to make them as accessible as possible.
With thanks to all the people who starred in the film and to those who contributed in so many different ways to the street events – by hosting a session, cooking food, supporting and growing plants for others….. and not forgetting street event attendee Andy Jones of Screenstation, for devising and making the #mint film. Thanks Andy!