Mint Spearmint

 

Mentha spicata, Spearmint, Sage of Bethlemhem, Lamb mint, Mackerel mint, Mary's herb, Common mint, Garden mint, Green pea mint. Spreading perennial herb, with aromatic bright green leaves and dense spikes of pink, lilac or white flowers in summer. Will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

 

Grow in any moist soil in sun or partial shade. It has invasive roots, so site carefully or restrict root run by planting it in a pot within the ground.

 

General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.