FANDOM


Mint
Spearmint
Mint Spearmint
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
Species: Mentha spicata
Synonyms
Common mint

English mint
Garden mint
Green mint

Mint
Plant Data
Germination time: 15 days
Time to transplanting: +28 days
Time to harvesting: +173 days
Mature height: 45cm (18in)
Ideal pH range: 6.5 - 7.0
Sow depth: 5cm (2in)
Growing plant spacing: 45cm (18in)
Growing row spacing: 45cm (18in)
References: [1][2]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
· · · · 4 5 6 7 8 9 · · ·

Spearmint (Menta spicata) is a species of mint native to much of Europe and southwest Asia.

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 peppermint 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. Spearmint. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-08-27.
  2. a b c Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 136. ISBN 9780903505468
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
v  d  e
Mint varieties
Mint Apple mint · Peppermint · Spearmint

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.