Mint - Spearmint
- Aides in digestion
- Excellent in sauces and teas
Mint has square stems and green, fragrant foliage. It is great with vegetables, in sauces, or in herbal teas. Freeze the leaves in ice cubes for a refreshing treat. Also aides in digestion. Best planted in containers on its own, as it tends to spread and crowd out other plants and can spread in your yard or garden as well. To prevent crowding in a mixed herb pot, harvest often!
Height: 12-24 inches
Spread: 12-48 inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Beverage
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in rich, moist soils. Keep in mind that mint spreads rapidly via underground rhizomes. In a container with other herbs you will need to cut it back often so the other plants can compete, and plan ahead before planting it in the ground as spreading will likely need to be controlled. One of the best ways to grow mint is in a container of its own.