A container with a large surface area
helps mint to grow abundantly. Mints
grown in five to six hours of sun develop better color and flavor. In
hot summer areas, late afternoon shade helps to cut down on the watering
chores. They are hardy to zone 5 and will die back
to the ground in winter. Cut Curly Mint to the ground in late fall and it will be fresh and
crisp in spring. It may need to be divided
in the spring. When the mint stops producing heavily, it is time to thin
out the roots. Spearmints are best used fresh for cooking
and making cocktails!
Like all mints, Curly Mint flowers
are attractive to butterflies so it makes a great addition to our
Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack.
Curly Mint makes a great swizzle stick. Add it to our Zones
5-11 Tea Herb Garden for some extra fun!
This plant is often available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Curly Mint Plug Trays