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 70°F and 75°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-12 weeks. Cut leaves from top with scissors.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Cabbages, Tomatoes

Your comments and tips

27 Jan 20, Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You may have hacked it back too hard. Freshish cow dung won't do anything at first, it needs to decompose first and it is not rich in fertiliser. Don't over fertilise any crop it will only produce massive growth.
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
25 Sep 19, Peter Devenny (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hey all, I have a problem with a white/grey mould appearing on my mint and sage leaves, the leaves are dieing off and i don't know what to do about it , can anyone help please Happy gardening
26 Sep 19, Anon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Google the internet, you might find a natural spray. If you can't fix it, throw the soil and plant in the rubbish. Give the pot a good sterilisation and start again.
12 Jul 19, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a few patches of mint - in a garden bed and in pots. It thrives in spring and summer, but still grows quite well through winter. In the last two years, though, I have had a pest; a tiny fly that must lay its eggs in teh growing tips. This causes the tiny terminal leaves to stick together as the eggs hatch and teh larvae feed. If I prise the tip leaves apart I can (just) see tiny, tiny yellowish maggots. I took them to a lab and examined these under a microscope. Sure enough they are typical maggots - legless, hairless, pointed at one end and flat at the bum (spiracle) end, wriggling about. They are about 1 mm long. It kills the tips - they go brown and once the larvae change into adults the tips dry out and die. Does anyone know what the ID of this fly is? And what I should do? I'm guessing remove all tips, put out yellow sticky paper for the adult flies and maybe spray with spinosad? Or stop growing mint for a season??? Help! I do love mint in my mojitos!
15 Jul 19, (Australia - temperate climate)
I'd suggest you spray and yellow sticky paper and see how it goes.
12 Mar 19, Greg paterson (Australia - tropical climate)
What is the best variety of mint for Darwin I have grown Coles and Woolies cuttings but they struggled and had low yield
15 Mar 19, Joanne (Australia - temperate climate)
Try growing Vietnamese mint. www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/tropical-herbs/9427796
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You may have hacked it back too hard. Freshish cow dung won't do anything at first, it needs to decompose first and it is not rich in fertiliser. Don't over fertilise any crop it will only produce massive growth.

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