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Crop Profile

Courtesy JohnnySeeds.com

Mint

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.

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