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Mint
Mint Peppermint Mentha × piperita
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha

Mint (Mentha) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae (Mint Family).[1]

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Plant outdoors
Harvest

GrowingEdit

LocationEdit

Mint will thrive in most garden soils in most location. Keep it from overrunning the site by growing in a container or sinking metal or plastic sheets into the soil around the plant or by lifting and replanting each year.[2]

PlantingEdit

Plant roots 5cm (2in) deep and 25cm (9in) apart in autumn or spring.

AftercareEdit

If you are not uprooting and replanting between seasons; apply a top dressing of compost in autumn.[2]

HarvestingEdit

Harvest all summer as required by removing individual leaves.

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Mint troubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. Harley, M.J. et al (2004). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants volume VII. "Labiatae" pages 167-275. Springer-Verlag: Berlin; Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 978-3-540-40593-1.
  2. a b Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 136. ISBN 9780903505468
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