There are more than 3,500 mint species, but peppermint and spearmint are most common. Be sure to contain mint plants or they can overtake your garden.
Size: 12 to 24 inches
Sunlight requirements: Full sun; partial sun (especially in summer)
Water requirements: About 1 inch per week—needs more moisture than most herbs, especially if planted in containers.
Soil requirements: Well-drained soil that isn’t heavily fertilized
When to plant: Direct-seed in early spring.
Where to plant: Garden; containers
When to harvest: 60 days after planting
Product storage: Store in plastic bags in high humidity at 40 degrees F.