Growing Mint, also Garden mint

Mentha spicata : Lamiaceae / the mint family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S                    
      T                
      P P              

(Best months for growing Mint in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 21°C and 24°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 cm apart
  • Harvest in 8-12 weeks. Cut leaves from top with scissors.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Cabbages, Tomatoes

Your comments and tips

11 Jan 20, Lori (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can I grow peppermint here if it does not get anything but Morning Sun and lots of water? I just caught a mouse eating all of my ginger and tumeric rhizomes that I spent 8 hrs planting
17 Jan 20, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I used to live in zone 9 and when I grew mint in those conditions (morning sun, plenty of water) it grew like a beast and took over most of my garden. So--yes, it should do great...but be careful what you wish for!
11 Oct 19, MS. DANA L. FOX (USA - Zone 9a climate)
WHICH TYPE OF MINT SHOULD I PLANT OUTSIDE TO HELP REPEL BLACK ANTS? WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IT AT IN THE FRESNO CALIFORNIA AREA? THANK YOU DANA
06 Mar 16, carole jones (USA - Zone 5b climate)
in streator ill and does anyone ever grow ginseng have the seeds no information how do start to plant . can then be planted outside.
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