Information About Mint

Growing mint successfully means providing the best possible care. That’s where we come in. The following information provides growing tips and basic care of mint plants, including pests and disease that affect them. Armed with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to handle any mint problems that arise. Continue reading to learn more about how to grow mint plants and keep them healthy and happy.

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Homegrown Mint Benefits Your Health

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Click here and learn how homegrown mint benefits your health.

Growing Peppermint Indoors: Care For Peppermint As A Houseplant

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Did you know that you can grow peppermint as a houseplant? Growing peppermint indoors year-round is easy with proper care. Learn more here.

Ways To Use Peppermint – Learn About Peppermint Plant Uses

By Amy Grant

You may already have some peppermint plant uses, but there are numerous ways to use this herb. Click here to learn what to do with peppermint.

Repelling Pests With Mint Plants: Can You Use Mint As A Pest Deterrent

By Teo Spengler

The fragrance of some mint varieties doesn’t sit well with insects. That means that you can use mint as a pest deterrent. Click here to learn more.

Peppermint Benefits – How Is Peppermint Good For You

By Amy Grant

Is peppermint really good for you, and if so, what benefits does peppermint have? Click here to learn more about the benefits of peppermint.

When Can I Harvest Mint – Learn About Harvesting Mint Leaves

By Amy Grant

There’s no trick to harvesting mint leaves and, if you’re wondering when you can harvest mint, click the following article to learn more.

Growing Mint From Cuttings: How To Root Mint Stem Cuttings

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing mint from cuttings can be done a couple of ways – in potting soil or water. Both methods are super simple. Learn how to root mint cuttings here.

Potted Mint Plants – How To Grow Mint In Containers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Mint is an attractive, useful herb. Unfortunately, in the garden it tends to be a bully. Luckily, growing mint in containers is an option. Learn more here.

Growing Mint From Seed: Learn How To Plant Mint Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Growing mint from seed is easy and the little plants really take off once installed in a garden bed. Here are a few tips on starting mint seeds so you can enjoy these fragrant herbs in your landscape. Click this article for more information.

Planting Mint For Groundcover: How To Use Mint For Soil Retention

By Amy Grant

Because it is so aggressive, it seems to me that planting mint as groundcover is a match made in heaven. Mint would seem useful to not only fill in empty space but a valuable asset for soil retention. Click this article to learn about groundcover mint.

What Are Habek Mint Plants – Care And Uses For Habek Mint

By Amy Grant

Habek mint plants are a member of the family Labiatae that are commonly cultivated in the Middle East but can be grown here in USDA hardy zones 5-11. The following habek mint information discusses the growing and uses of this plant.

Orange Mint Care: Tips On Growing Orange Mint Herbs

By Liz Baessler

On top of being useful in the kitchen, the fragrance of orange mint makes it a great choice for garden borders where its tendrils can be easily bruised by foot traffic, releasing its scent into the air. Learn more about growing orange mint in this article.

Ginger Mint Herbs: Tips On Growing Ginger Mint In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

You may know ginger mint plants by one of their many alternate names: redmint, Scotch spearmint, or golden apple mint. Whatever you choose to call them, ginger mint is handy to have around. Learn about growing ginger mint in this article.

Using Corsican Mint: Caring For Corsican Mint In The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Corsican mint plants, which spread by narrow stems that take root as they grow, are well suited for filling in around stepping stones or pavers but aren't sturdy enough for heavy foot traffic. Learn more about Corsican mint in gardens here.

Banana Mint Plant Care – Banana Mint Information And Uses

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Banana mint plants are a variety of mint with bright, fuzzy, lime-green foliage and a pronounced, very delightful aroma of banana. Like all mint plants, growing banana mint is easy. This article will help get you started with this fun, quirky plant.

Mint Plant Companions – What Plants Grow Well With Mint

By Amy Grant

If you have herbs, you probably have mint. But what should you be growing your mint next to? Click for mint companion planting tips.

Mint Plant Worms: How To Treat Green Worms On Mint Plants

By Amy Grant

Mint is a rapidly growing herb that is nearly indestructible. On occasion, critters decide they like mint as much as you do, often worms. What can be done about worms eating a mint plant and what might these worms be? Learn more in this article.

Trimming Mint Plants: How And When to Prune Mint

By Jackie Carroll

Pruning mint is a pleasant task, as the plants release minty fragrance with each cut. Pruning can also keep them in check. Learn more here.

Mint Plant Borers: How To Treat Mint Borers In The Garden

By Kristi Waterworth

Not all mint growers are aware of obnoxious pests that feeds on these plants. When your well-behaved mint plants suddenly take a bad turn, mint plant borers may be to blame. This article can help with that.

Field Mint Information: Learn About Wild Field Mint Growing Conditions

By Anne Baley

What is wild mint or field mint? Field mint is a wild mint so strong you can smell it long before you can see it. Read here for field mint information and learn about wild mint growing in your garden.

Mentha Aquatica – Information About Growing Watermint

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Watermint plants are aquatic. Mentha aquatica, as it is known to botanical students, is abundant in its native range and hardy in USDA zones 8 to 11. Find out how to use watermint plants in this article.

Growing Ginger Mint: Care Of Ginger Mint Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

There are over a thousand different varieties of mint. Ginger mint is a cross between corn mint and spearmint. Often called slender mint or scotch mint, learn more about growing ginger mint plants in this article.

What Is Pineapple Mint: How To Care For Pineapple Mint Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Pineapple mint plants are among the most attractive varieties of mints. There are a number of pineapple mint uses that make this versatile plant well worth growing. Find more info in this article.

Lesser Calamint Plants: Growing Calamint Herbs In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Calamint is a native herb to the UK. You may wonder, "Can I grow calamint?" The plant is hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 5 to 9 and is an easy to grow and care for herb. Read more here.

Care Of Lavender Mint Plants: How To Use Lavender Mint Herb

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Mints are aromatic garden plants that have so many culinary and medicinal uses; everyone loves them. There are as many flavors of mint as there is ice cream. Lavender mint is just one of many. Learn about this mint here.

Grapefruit Mint Info: Care Of Grapefruit Mint Herbs

By Anne Baley

Most of us are familiar with popular mint types, but you're missing out if you don't try some of the more unusual mint varieties. Grapefruit mint makes an attractive addition to your herb garden. Find out more here.

What Is Mint Rust: How To Treat Rust On Mint Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

For keepers of mint, rust fungus is one of just a few serious diseases to bear in mind. Read this article for information on mint rust symptoms and how to treat this disease. A little know-how can go a long way.

Apple Mint Uses: Information And Tips For Growing Apple Mint Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Apple mint is a lovely aromatic plant that can rapidly become obnoxious if not contained. Learn how to grow an apple mint herb plant in this article so you can enjoy this interesting addition in your garden.

Perilla Shiso Care – How To Grow Perilla Shiso Mint

By Amy Grant

What is a shiso herb? Shiso, otherwise known as perilla, beefsteak plant, Chinese basil and purple mint, is a member of the Lamiaceae or mint family. Read this article to get tips for growing perilla mint plants.

Care Of Red Raripila Mint: Learn How To Use Red Raripila Mints

By Amy Grant

A member of the family Lamiaceae, red raripila mint plants are hybrid plants composed of corn mint, watermint, and spearmint. This article has additional red raripila mint information and growing tips.

Mint Plant Varieties: Types Of Mint For The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Mint is a fast-growing, aromatic herb plant in the Mentha genus. There are literally hundreds of mint plant varieties. Read here for information on how to grow some of the most popular varieties of mint.

Growing Chocolate Mint: How To Grow And Harvest Chocolate Mint

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Leaves of chocolate mint plants add versatility to drinks, desserts and garnishes. Growing chocolate mint, both indoors and outside, is an easy way to have a fresh supply on hand. Click here to learn more.

Spearmint Care: Learn How To Grow Spearmint Herbs

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

One of the most favored of the mint plants is spearmint. This highly aromatic plant is valued for its culinary, medicinal and cosmetic use. Read here for information on the care of spearmint in the garden.

Peppermint Planting: Growing Peppermint And How To Use Peppermint Plant

By Jackie Rhoades

Almost everyone has heard of peppermint. Learning how to grow peppermint is easy, but before we get into growing peppermint, let's learn a little bit about the plant itself. This article will help with that.

Growing Mint Inside: Information On Planting Mint Indoors

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Growing and planting mint indoors is easy. You can find mint growing indoors in a pot of soil or even in a bottle of water. You can find out how to grow mint indoors with information found in this article.

How To Grow Mint Plants In Your Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While its aggressive nature and reputation for taking over the garden is well deserved, growing mint plants can be a rewarding experience if it's kept under control. Look at how to grow mint in this article.

Invasive Mint – How To Kill Mint Plants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Controlling mint is vital; otherwise, you may be left scratching your head and wondering how to kill mint plants. Read this article to learn how to control mint plants in the garden before it gets out of hand.

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