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Spearmint in a Bag

R5.00

Growing spearmint (Mentha spicata) can be a rewarding experience, as it’s a versatile herb with a pleasant aroma and various culinary uses.

Spearmint can also be grown in containers, which helps control its spread. Use well-draining potting mix. Ensure the container has drainage holes.

Spearmint is known to repel certain pests, making it a great companion plant. Plant it near vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes to deter pests.

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SKU: BAG001-SPM Category:

Soil: Spearmint prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0). Add organic matter, such as compost, to improve soil fertility.

Position: Spearmint thrives in partial to full sunlight. Ensure it receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry.

Pruning: Regular pruning encourages bushy growth and helps prevent the plant from becoming too leggy. Pinch off the tips of the stems to promote branching.

Fertilizing: Spearmint doesn’t require heavy fertilization. A balanced, all-purpose fertilizer applied in the spring is usually sufficient.

Harvesting: Harvest spearmint leaves once the plant is well-established. You can start harvesting when the plant is about 6 inches tall. Cut the stems just above a leaf pair, and avoid cutting more than one-third of the plant at a time.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 15 cm
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