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Mint

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant X.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Mint 3a April 1-15 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 3b April 1-15 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 4a April 1-15 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 4b April 1-15 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 5a March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 5b March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 6a March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 6b March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 7a March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 7b March 1-15 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 30 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 8a Feb. 1-15 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 1 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 8b Feb. 1-15 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 1 (2 weeks after last frost) 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 9a Dec. 5-March 15 Feb. 15-April 15 Feb. 15-April 15 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 9b Dec. 5-March 15 Feb. 15-April 15 Feb. 15-April 15 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 10a Jan. 1-March 30 Jan. 1-March 30 March 1-May 30 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 10b Jan. 1-March 30 Jan. 1-March 30 March 1-May 30 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 11a Jan. 15-March 1 March 1-May 30 March 1-May 30 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household
Mint 11b Jan. 15-March 1 March 1-May 30 March 1-May 30 18-24 inches 1-2 for the household

* Mint is a fast-growing spreader and can even be considered invasive. In warm climates, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, or sow directly after the last frost or transfer seedlings outdoors two weeks after the last frost.