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Mint Mentha spicata

How to sow mint: Direct seed indoors or outside

Sun requirement for mint: Plant in Partial Sun

Mint has been planted 44 times by Growstuff members.

Mint is a perennial herb with a distinctive taste. It's stems are square-shaped and it has pink, purple, or white flowers. Peppermint, ginger mint, and large apple mint are hybrids of mint. Mint is often grown in pots to prevent it from overtaking the garden with its invasive, spreading rhizome root structure. It's leaves are most aromatic before the plant flowers and can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. Mint's strongly scented leaves confuse the pests of carrots, tomatoes, alliums, and brassicas, and deter flea beetles.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

5 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

25cm

Row Spacing

35cm

Companions

pomegranate green zebra tomato

Photos

Mint crops

Mint plantings

Aphids
Aphids
by dunia
Mint cuttings
Mint cuttings
by Skud
Mint
Mint
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IMG_20190216_165745
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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

American wild mint

American wild mint

Mentha candensis
apple mint

apple mint

Mentha suaveolens
Asian mint

Asian mint

Mentha asiatica
Australian mint

Australian mint

Mentha australis
bergamot mint

bergamot mint

Mentha citrata
Corsican mint

Corsican mint

Mentha requienii
garden mint

garden mint

Mentha sachalinensis
pennyroyal

pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium
peppermint

peppermint

Mentha x piperita
spearmint

spearmint

Mentha spicata
water mint

water mint

Mentha aquatica
wild mint

wild mint

Mentha arvensis
wrinkled-leaf mint

wrinkled-leaf mint

Mentha crispata

Crop Map

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What people are saying about mint

A long and garden free winter

by malissa,

It's hot this weekend - after a brief first Spring we are skipping second Spring and going straight to Summer. It's beautiful, blue and hot and today, at least, the poison wind seems to have died down. I've spent the morning ripping up all the weeds that appear to have exploded in the last week. ...

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Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Pūhā for dinner

by shiny,

There are so very many edible weeds in our garden. [Pūhā](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pūhā) galore of course - which can we draped over roasting meat (too much work) or steamed to remove the bitterness and then pretend it's spinach for eggs bene. It's been "what's for dinner" in our suburb s...

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