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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 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

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
03 Nov 14, (Australia - arid climate)
How do I stop the caterpillar from eating my mint?
27 Oct 14, (Australia - arid climate)
Adelaide- I know the green grubs well....I've found that a gentle shake will dislodge the grubs making them easier to find. My question is......does anyone know the moth- butterfly responsible
26 Jun 14, louisa (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
something is eating my mint. any organic bug killer available? thank you
21 Jul 14, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
Dipel or catapiller killer, is certified organic, it works by rotting the gut of the catapiller. They stop eating the plant straight away and die within 3-4 days, also non toxic when the birds eat them after
16 May 14, Andryan (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I have a few pots of mint plants, and I notice since around Feb or March that my mint leaves have been very tiny and some of them even have a bare stalk closer to the ground. I water them almost everynight and they have access to plenty of sunlight. I didn't put any ferteliser on it because the last time I put ferteliser on it, they all flower and I have to pick and discard all the flowers (can I do something about the flower?). I was wondering what have I been doing wrong and what can I do to make remedy this situations? Thank you guys
22 Feb 14, Rhonda (Australia - temperate climate)
I have been growing mint in a Grow Bag and it's flourishing but there are strange little silver-white streaks on most of the older leaves. I pick the good, young leaves but would love to know what is causing this. It doesn't look like a fungus. My local nurseryman says he thinks it's some sort of insect. Any organic solutions?
10 Feb 14, Jennifer Ellen Flides (Australia - temperate climate)
I have green caterpillars on my mint....I spray the mint plant with Pyretherum..but, these pests persist! What else can I do please..??
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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 : (

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