This week’s guest is Dr Si Poole, founder of Mintopia, a website dedicated to mint featuring its own online reference library for the different types, the mintopaedia. Si holds one of the National Collections of mint and holds getting on for 200 different cultivars. From his plastic-free, organic nursery, he sells themed collections of mints and he’s passionate and knowledgable about every aspect of the Mentha genera, impressive given that there’s much more to this plant than mint sauce and mojitos.
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What we cover
How Si became interested in mint
The different species and cultivars of mint
The Mintopia Mint Collections
How is mint propagated?
The cultivation of mint in the garden
Is it true that you shouldn’t allow mints of different varieties grow in the same container otherwise they all end up tasting the same?
Mint pests and diseases