Mints are considered to be weeds by some folks because they spread so easily underground.  We have found however that it is easy to keep the mints in control. 

Month to Month Care for Mints

Month of April    Mint – Mint can be very invasive.  It is wise to plant mint in some kind of sunken container such as a bottomless number 10 can or a bottomless pail.  The key is to have the barrier at least 10 inches deep; 12 inches deep is better.  A five gallon pail with lots of drain holes in the bottom is perfect. 
Seedlings are the best way to start mint.  Plant them any time after the threat of frost has past.  Set the plants one to one and one half feet apart from each other. 
Mint wants no fertilizer.

Month of May    Mint – Since it is such a tough plant, mint can be harvested almost as soon as it comes up in the spring.  Young, tender leaves and stems have more flavor than the older ones. 

Month of June    Mint – Optional – Mints are easy to start from rooted cuttings.  Just set the cuttings in a glass of water and roots will appear in a few weeks. 

Month of July   
Month of August 

Month of September    Mint – Optional - When the plant gets too dense for its area, September or October is a good time to divide the plant.  Throw away the older woody plants and leave the newer plants for next year. 

Month of October    Mint – In the late fall, after your final harvest, cut back plants to the ground This eliminates overwintering sites for mint pests. 


200+ Spearmint Seeds By Seed Needs

by Seed Needs

  • Grow Mint in full sun to partial shade. They do well in average soils. Mint plants withstand droughts and heat.
  • Mint are grown from seed. Get an early start planting it indoors as a houseplant. Or, directly sow seeds into your garden in the spring. Space seedlings or thin plants to 12" to 18" apart
  • Established plants are prolific propagaters, producing suckers in the second and following years. They can also be grown from cuttings.
  • Mints are aggressive growers, crowding out other plants if given the chance. Give them plenty of space away from other plants in your garden. Border edgings to contain plants are a good investment.
  • Fertilizer is not usually required, except in the poorest of soils.

Sweetly aromatic Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) can be used in both cooking-in the well-known mint jelly and sauces-and in potpurri and other fragrant decorative items. This perennial grows to 3 feet tall and spreads rapidly to indefinite widths. The 2-3 1/2 inch lance-shaped leaves are a unique wrinkled texture. Oblong terminal spikes of lilac-pink to white flowers appear all summer.

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by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

  • Two things about mint that should be foremost in your mind before you grow it.
  • Mint seeds do not come true so after you get them going choose the mints you enjoy the most.
  • Never plant mints directly in your garden, always use a pot.
  • This is quite easy from seed, you can do it.


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