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Spearmint Mentha spicata

How to sow spearmint: Direct seed. If planting indoors, harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.

Sun requirement for spearmint: Plant in Full Sun

Spearmint has been planted 17 times by Growstuff members.

Spearmint is a variety of mint that has a more delicate, sweet flavor than Peppermint. Like Peppermint, Spearmint is a perennial herb with square-shaped stems and pink, purple, or white flowers. Mint is often grown in pots to prevent it from overtaking the garden with its invasive, spreading rhizome root structure. The 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

9 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

30cm
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Photos

Spearmint crops

Spearmint plantings

Spearmint
Spearmint
by mamagotcha
Garden 2014
Garden 2014
by annaoj
Porch garden 2015
Porch garden 2015
by annaoj
Spearmint and peppermint
Spearmint and peppermint
by Skud
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