Growing mint is easy!. Learn to plant, grow, and control mint in your garden by following this post below.
All types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants. You can contain mint in tight places such as between pavers of a walkway where your feet will brush against the leaves to release its fragrance.
Plant mint in spring after the last frost.
This fast-growing herb can grow just about anywhere and makes an excellent addition to indoor and outdoor gardens. Space mint plants 18 to 24 inches apart. It’s best to grow them in pots to keep them from taking over your garden (even if you’re planting in the ground).Keep soil consistently moist and water when the top inch becomes dry.
Promote excellent leaf production by regularly feeding with water-soluble plant food. Once plants are established, harvest mint leaves regularly by pinching off the stems.
Harvest mint leaves at any size by pinching off stems. For a large harvest, wait until just before the plant blooms, when the flavor is most intense, then cut the whole plant to just above the first or second set of leaves. In the process, you will remove the yellowing lower leaves and promote bushier growth. Three such harvests per season are typical for mint.