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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
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Mint

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.

Growing Mint

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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