Botanical name: Mentha piperita, ‘Candy mint’
You will receive a peppermint herb seedling in an eco-bag.
Soil: Fertile well drained soil, or gravelled garden
Position: Full sun
Its a cross between a spearmint and a water mint. It is an excellent plant sources of menthol and menthone and are among the oldest herbs used for culinary, medicinal and fragrance products. It reproduces only vegetatively, spreading by its runners. If placed, it can grow almost anywhere.
* Growing Instructions: Planted all year round, remove seedling from the eco-bag. Place in a shallow pot fill it with rich organic soil. Or, dig a shallow hole outside in a lightly-shaded spot, allowing 25cm between plants. Pick leaves once they reach about 8cm tall.
* Pick frequently and use in making peppermint tea or rub on muscle sores, itches
* Organically grown in Kiambu, Kenya