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Spearmint is native to the Mediterranean and adaptive to many lighting conditions being one of the most vigorous mints. May be grown in a windowsill or out in your herb bed. The lance shaped leaves possess a sharper “mint” flavor that can be used to make sun teas, deserts, and sugarless jellies. Useful for relieving indigestion and headaches. Aromatic.  


(Mentha spicata)

USE and STORAGE:


The more you harvest, the more it will bush out and produce!


USES: Tea, Candy, Deserts, Sugarless Jelly, and Some Medicinal,


Spearmint may be used

1. Immediately after harvest,

2. Mint may be frozen for winter months (for use in cooked dishes)

NOTE: (Does not hold flavor when dried)


GARDENING CARE:


EASY:  YES!!! (very hardy perennial)


LIGHT:  Partial sun – full sun.  Can be grown indoors in well lit window.


SOIL:  Moderate - Rich


WATER:  Moist (mulching help retain moisture)


GROUND PLANING:  Yes


POTTED:  Yes


HEIGHT:  24’’


COMPANION PLANTING:  strawberries, broccoli, kale, cabbage,


NOTE: Do NOT plant mint near parsley or chamomile.



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