Herbs forum: Mint in a pot.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Elbowrust
Jun 25, 2017 7:01 AM CST
So I seeded some mint in early spring and it is growing very well. It just doesn't have a strong mint flavour. It's very bland and not very minty at all. Does it improve with age or am I maybe watering it too much?
Any advice would be great.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 25, 2017 8:07 AM CST
Which mint did you sow ?
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Elbowrust
Jun 25, 2017 8:40 AM CST
The seed pack says Pepper Mint and not much else.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 25, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Pepper Mint usuall y has a minty flavour.
It may be that you had seeds of a different strain of Pepper Mint.

Sometimes plants don't give what they are supposed to.
I have Heliotrope this year which has hardly any scent.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Elbowrust
Jun 25, 2017 8:34 PM CST
Thank you Caroline. I'm going to try another mint and see what happens. Seems I have the white variety of pepper mint which is milder than the black variety with darker leaves and purple green stems. Also I read they should be in full sun to intensify the oils.
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Jun 26, 2017 11:25 AM CST
I find all herbs have less oil fragrance with too much moisture. Also find them stronger in the morning,,,
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