Growing Mint

Growing Mint

Mint is difficult to grow from seed, but easy to grow from seedling, or cutting. Mint grows well in a pot and can be grown on balconies and indoors. It has a lot of weed-like properties and will quickly take over garden beds and lawns of planted directly into the ground – consider yourself warned. If you want to try and control it, consider planting it in a pot, into the ground.

Mint like warm, moist, loose soil. Mint seems to grow happily enough in either full sun or shade, provided it has sufficient water. Plant seedlings about 15cm apart (they will spread to fill the gaps). I wouldn’t waste time and resources fertilising them, but use your best judgment.

For more information on growing mint download the Fact Sheet: Mint Fact Sheet

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