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

14 Mar 19, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do some internet research.
01 Jan 19, Chloe (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My flourishing mint has suddenly grown very tall and stalky. Should I prune it right back or just the tops?
05 Jan 19, Mike Logan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably going to seed.
31 May 19, Sally Pope (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, our mint also goes leggy in summer, especially the potted ones. We cut it back fairly severely, then keep up the watering, and it comes back.
05 Oct 18, Mary-Clare (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My mint is very yellow on the lower leaves. How do I make it more healthy. Is there a tip to adding something to the soil? Or do I just need to pinch all the tips off?
07 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Pinch all the yellow leaves off and give it a shot of fertiliser. Mix some in a bucket of water and apply -1-2-3 teaspoons.
20 Sep 18, Liliana Klebe (Canada - Zone 3b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
This is my first mint plant ever, we planted it outdoors in a raised bed... Winter is coming, do I need to protect it by covering it, or can I just trim it and leave it alone.
07 Sep 18, kathy (Australia - temperate climate)
I grew chocolate mint. It smelled FANTASTIC. It tasted bleh.
02 Jul 18, sophie (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Perth Western australia and would like to grow different and interesting varieties of mint. For example: Chocolate mint, Apple Mint Spearmint Vietnamese Mint any suggestions where I can find these seedlings. or do I have to start them from seed? Thank you, Sophie
27 Nov 18, Jen D (Australia - temperate climate)
You can try at an Asian grocer or vegetable market for the Vietnamese mint seeds- often they will have a small display of Asian veg and herb seeds in packets.
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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

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