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Mint growing

Mint

 

General information

  • Mentha sp., Mint
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun to part shade.
  • Soil conditions: rich, moist, well-drained soil.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial, wide spreading, can become invasive.


Successful Cultivars

  • Spearmint (60-70 days)
  • Peppermint (60-70 days) Strong mint flavored leaves. (Pictured here)
  • Chocolate (60-70 days)Refreshingly pungent, chocolate flavored leaves.
  • Orange (60-70 days) Similar to chocolate but with a touch of citrus orange flavored leaves.

 

Common Pests & Diseases

  • Spider Mites
  • Mint Rust (pictured here)
  • Flea Beetle
  • Aphids
  • Cut Worms
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.


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