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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If you have herbs in your garden, you likely have mint, but what other plants grow well with mint? Use the information in this article to find out about companion planting with mint and a list of mint plant companions for the garden.
Mint is a rapid 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.
Pruning mint is a pleasant task, as the plants release a new burst of minty fragrance with each cut you make. Pruning can also keep them in check. Read this article to find out when and how to prune mint plants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For keepers of mint, rust fungus is one of a 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 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.
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.
A member of the family Lamiaceae, red raripila mint plants are hybrid plants composed of the corn mint, watermint, and spearmint. This article has additional red raripila mint information and growing tips.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.