Mint Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Plant Type:

Square Foot Spacing:

Typical Season:
Cool Season
Typical Zones Grown In:
Growing Difficulty:

Mint has got to be one of our favourite crops at Limitless Growth.  Usually, we recommend purchasing seedlings at a local nursery as starting from seed can be difficult, but if you’re up for the challenge then here’s a guide for you.

The benefits of starting from a seedling is that you only need one plant to have unlimited mint.  You also get some amazing varieties at your local nursery compared to seeds.  Once you plant your seedling there is minimal attention needed.   It’s best to set aside a separate container because mint will take over your garden and lawn if you allow it to.  You can start one little seedling in a 4×4 bed, forget about it, then the next year your entire bed will be full of mint.

Some of our favourite mints include:
Mojito Mint – Did somebody say MOJITO!  Get your blender ready with some ice and blend in your mojito mint to create some delicious mojitos!
Chocolate Mint – This is bound to hit that chocolate craving you’ve been having!  Add to smoothies or just eat the leave off the plant!
Orange Mint – No need to go out and buy oranges when you want to add some citrus to your day!  Add some leaves in your water for a flavoured H2O!

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days

Ideal Temperature (C):

1/4 inch
Spacing (cm):
20-30 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
30-45 cm
Sun Exposure:
Partial Sun to Full Sun
Maturity Time:
70-90 days
When To Harvest:
How to Harvest:
Pinch off leaves as needed

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Edible Parts:
Potential Health Benefits:
Relieves indigestion

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Dill,Basil,Thyme,Chive,Lavender ,Marigold ,Nasturtium ,Camomile
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Common Disease:
Downy Mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in a container to control spreading

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