Growing Mint | USU Extension


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    Mint is a rapid growing perennial herb with many varieties that grow up to 3 feet tall and are quite invasive. Mint grows best in full sun to partial shade, should be planted early in the growing season and is generally hardy to -20° F.


    For cold areas of Utah, peppermint, spearmint, and apple or woolly mints are very hardy. All varieties are well suited to those areas of Utah with more mild winters.

    Soil Preparation:

    For best results find rich, moist and slightly acidic soils for planting.  Before planting apply 2 to 4 inches of composted manure and ½ tablespoon of all-purpose fertilizer per square foot. Work this in to the top 6 inches of soil.

    General Soil Preparation TIps


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