Seed Swaps

Garden Mint      

Planted from a small potted plant I bought at the gardening centre up the road. I moved it from one container to another (the same one as the “Yellow Pixie” tomatoes, because I read somewhere that they help to improve flavour) which gave it a bit of a shock – seems to be coming back now, which is good!

This planting has been archived (Other).


Quantity: 1

Plant Spearmint Mentha spicata 1050


Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Spearmint is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

Your garden has partial sun light - a dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8) is within the ideal range for Spearmint. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.

Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.5 and 7.0 as Spearmint likes to be in acidic to neutral soil.

More information about Garden Mint is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Garden Mint Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived
Garden Mint       Garden Mint

Mentha spicata

nic London SE4, United Kingdom London SE4, Unite... 09 Jun 08 07 Sep 12 (Other)



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