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Offline pete

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What Mint?
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:49 PM »
A  few times I've made some really nice raita using fresh mint
I bought it from the local Asian shops
I'd like to grow some (quite expensive to buy a bunch)
Does anyone know what is the common Asian mint sold?
It's always there, along with, the fresh fenugreek and coriander

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Re: What Mint?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 08:09 PM »
A  few times I've made some really nice raita using fresh mint
I bought it from the local Asian shops
I'd like to grow some (quite expensive to buy a bunch)
Does anyone know what is the common Asian mint sold?
It's always there, along with, the fresh fenugreek and coriander

Hi Pete, I would just buy a small pot of mint at Tesco then plant it in a big pot and put it outside, by June you will have a pot full, that’s what we did, left it out cut back over winter and it’s now all shooting up.


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Re: What Mint?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 01:19 AM »
I also bought a supermarket pot of Mint a few years ago, not sure which supermarket.

I have a hanging basket in my front doorway, south facing, watered daily and fed once per week during late spring through late autumn and the mint is in a 'planter' (approx 36in/100cm x 12in/30cm x 12in/30cm deep) directly below.  It has flurished every year and was a welcome place for one of my cats to 'sleep' during the cooler months between Autumn and Spring.

I am hoping for a better year for my Garlic this year.  Last year was disastrous following 'The Beast from the East' and then the long hot dry summer.  I was going to try to grow some oregano this year but I am too late now I think.

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Re: What Mint?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 10:48 AM »
Also Pete dont forget to feed it from time to time, we give ours a bit of tomato food every now and then, not tooo much, its where triffids came from :)

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Re: What Mint?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 08:27 PM »
thanks folks, for the advice
Mint shopping I will go!


 


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