Mint is such a versatile herb. Its fresh green leaves add a tangy punch to both sweet and savoury dishes. Once you plant it, mint becomes a constant garden companion. Mint can spread “too well” in the garden via underground stems, so unless you have space for it to ramble in your garden, grow it in a pot or tub.


How to grow mint in a garden

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide. Position in a partly shaded spot and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  2. Fill starter trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sprinkle seeds over mix, lightly cover and gently water. Keep the soil moist throughout germination. 
  3. Once seedlings reach 5-6cm tall, fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Transplant seedlings into pot and water in well with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to ensure strong root development and good leafy growth. Snip leaves and stems as you need them, removing any flower heads to help prolong the harvest season. Water regularly as mint thrives in moist conditions. 

     
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How to grow mint in a pot

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out. 
  2. While the seedlings are growing, choose a partly shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  3. Once seedlings have emerged, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate. Allow seedlings to grow to about 5-6cm before transplanting.
  4. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 45cm apart. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as pea or lucerne straw and water in well.
  5. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to ensure strong root development and good leafy growth. Snip leaves and stems as you need them, removing any flower heads to help prolong the harvest season. Water regularly as mint thrives in moist conditions.

Yates varieties

Mint mix

A selection of Spearmint, Curled Mint and Peppermint, each bringing a subtle and unique flavour to any meat or cooked dish.


Growing tips

  • Cut the leaves and flower tops when the plants start to bloom. 
  • Use fresh leaves immediately, or freeze them to help retain their bright colour.

 


Companion plants


More Plants

Tarragon

Tarragon is an essential herb to French cooking. It is very drought, cold tolerant & can be grown in pots or large tubs & can be harvested all year around.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. The aromatic leaves can be used for Italian dishes, stews and soups – yummy!

Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.