Herb - Apple Mint
Apple Mint - Mentha Suaveolens
This is a perennial herb with spreading habit and apple-scented leaves. It also has lilac flowers in the summer. Mint likes rich, moist soil and can be grown in partial shade. It is very invasive, so should be confined in a pot or a separate area. Pick the leaves as required, which are best used fresh. Pinch out the tip of the main stem to encourage bushy growth.
Sow outdoors, in a confined area, in May, with thin to 20 cm spacing. It can also be sown all year round in pots on the window sill.