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Mint Growing Tips and Advice

This persistent perennial, which comes in a great number of types and flavors, usually grows 2-3 feet. Mint prefers moist soil and shade and a little sun. If you want to grow a variety of mint plants, be sure to place them in separate parts of the yard, such as around different sides of the house to avoid cross-pollination problems.


 

Planting Mint

Mint doesn’t come from seed, so you’ll need to start from rooted cuttings or plants in the early spring. Use big 1 foot containers; otherwise your mint will sprout everywhere. If you want to plant your mint in your garden, contain it in plastic bottomless buckets embedded in the earth. Pinch back flowers to encourage bushy growth. For best results, cut your mint low in mid-June and before the first frost.


Days to Harvest: Any time.
Days to Germinate: 18-24.

Learn more about varieties of mint from Sally’s Place.

 

Tips for growing other vegetables:

Pumpkins
Lettuce
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing other herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip



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