Common Name: Mint Basil
Latin Name: Mentha sp. ‘Basil’
Description: Hardy mint with shiny round leaves and distinctive mint-basil aroma. Spreading perennial. Height 45cm.
Harvesting: Harvest leaves regularly as required. Use fresh.
Best Results: Grow in full sun or part shade. Best in pots in premium potting mix with regular water. Cut mints back hard twice a year to encourage new growth. Keep soil moist.
Uses: Add chopped leaves to salads, vegetables and towards the end of cooking.
Companion: Plant in pots near brassicas to repel cabbage moth