Sweet Mint
Extra large leaves that most cooks really like for chopping into sauces and drinks.

Sweet Mint

4.20 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

  • Type: Perennial in zones 5 to 11
  • Planting time: Spring
  • Features: Aromatic leaves
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Moist
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Plant size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
  • Garden use: Herb garden, containers
  • Culinary use: Teas and other beverages, salads, garnish, jelly, desserts

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow. This one has extra large leaves that most cooks really like for chopping into sauces and drinks. Our sweet mint is grown from cuttings of a variety that comes to us from Israel, where mint is used in many dishes, from lamb to yogurt sauce. We think you’€™ll like the rich spearmint flavor of this variety. This plant can go a little crazy, though, so be careful or it can spread farther than you might like. For this reason many people grow it in a pot. The long stems can even be trained on a little wire trellis, especially in spots where a a bit of shade causes it to stretch. Keep pinched to encourage tender new leaves.

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5 reviews for Sweet Mint

  1. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    I planted 3 different mint varieties in my garden. They took off. Love the look and smell. They taste wonderful. I’ll be needing to get a trellis soon. But before then I’m Hoping to find more uses for my mints. Absolutely love them!

  2. Taste:
    3 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    I love mint as well! I planted my Bonnie mint plant a few weeks ago in a planter and have just recently noticed there are black spots on a lot of the leaves. What could be causing them?

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    We love mint. We grow different types of mint in our garden. They can become bushy-like, grow ‘vine’ stems, take over parts of the garden, so do your research before growing it. You may want to establish an area in the garden specifically for plants like these. We love it. It also works as a natural pest-repellent. Which is helpful. The foliage is gorgeous, the oil is wonderful, and I heavily recommend, again, to plant it where it can be friends with other plants and it not be a problem. Mint oil has many, many beneficial qualities.

  4. Taste:
    3 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    IT DEPNDS ON WHAT YOU LIKE: IT'S NOT A GOOD PLANT IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PLANTS TO BRANCH OUT.

  5. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Love this mint: I am a mint lover, who just loves it for it’s own sake. I have over 19 mint varieties. I made the plant I have now from a cutting from a neighbor’s plant. It has spread, and spread, and spread. It has filled up a 24” long rectangular pot from just a small plant early this spring. This is mint, mint. Meaning it has a strong mint flavor, beautiful bright green leaves that are textured crinkly. It loves to reproduce, loves to spread, and loves to be cut back and used, it will make it bigger.

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