Mint Stat Summary
Plant Spacing: 10-14" (254-355 mm)
Row Spacing: 10-14" (254-355 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: 60-75°F (16-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 10-15
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Before Last Frost
Can direct seed outdoors
Can seed indoors
Mints flourish in full or partial sun and in moderately rich, moist, slightly acidic soil but will tolerate almost any setting. Since they spread by creeping along the soil surface, be careful where you plant Mint - it will become invasive. You can plant them in pots to help control their spreading.
You can grow from either seed, stem-tip cuttings or purchased plants. Seed germination is unpredictable and erratic. Plant cuttings just below the surface of moist potting soil; roots grow easily.
Keep plants bushy by pinching off the stem ends in spring and prune back plants when the season ends. Top dress with compost in the fall.
Harvesting and Storing Mint
You can pick mint throughout the season by cutting the top half of young stems rather than single leaves. Mint is most flavorful just before the plant flowers.
Mint Insect and Disease Information
Mint is immune to most diseases and pests
Mint Yield Information
No yield information for Mint.
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