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Growing Mint, also Garden mint

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

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

S = Plant undercover in seed trays 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

24 Oct 16, Gillian (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Does heavy wind affect a small balcony garden of tomatoes, parsley, spring onions, sage, mint tyme, spinach etc ?
31 Mar 16, James L (Australia - temperate climate)
My guess is that its a bug called leafminer, while common in citrus trees it is known to affect other plants. Ive had it on cabbage, mint and rocket. Yates success is a good product to use
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.
18 Jan 16, Jennifer (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What's the best form of fertiliser if any, for mint and other root running herbs? Thanks
12 Nov 15, MANJU (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I PLANTED MINT AND CUCUMBER IN THE SAME TRAY. THE MINT IS NOT GROWING AS IT WAS BEFORE . IT IS MORE THAN 6 WEEKS BUT THERE ARE NO FLOWERS IN CUCUMBER PLANT. HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO PRODUCE THE CUCUMBERS
23 Dec 15, Mark (Australia - tropical climate)
Do you fertilise with pot ash?
10 Nov 15, goitse (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
where can i buy mint seedlings in South Africa,also where can i found an active farmer who grows sweet corn
29 Jul 15, Apples (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grow you're everyday mint and chocolate mint.Smells great but no flavour,any ideas?
21 Jul 15, Louise (Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate climate)
need to know after it flowers is it still good in canada???
21 Jul 15, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
You will find that there are less leaves after flowering but they are still useable
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Mint. Note the comment under growing notes. Mint WILL attempt to take over your garden! Which can be an advantage : ) or disadvantage : (

- John

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