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Get Minted
A basic mint is offered as seeds by a few seed companies, but is more often bought in as young plants. Most garden centres will sell spearmint also known as the common garden mint, but if you want a more unusual mint then you will need to try special
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Water is a precious resource in any garden, but can be even harder to come by on an allotment. Not all allow hoses, so summer can mean weeks of carrying watering cans to keep precious crops alive. Plants under cover rely on you, even if it is pouring
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July Tips
■ To make sure you have a fresh supply of mint through late summer and early autumn, take some tip-cuttings now from your existing plants and root them in small pots. Kept cool and moist, they root quickly and produce soft new growth for the rest of