Growing Herbs: Peppermint Herb

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Peppermint is a thirsty herb whose leaves can be used in cooking. Grow a peppermint plant with tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan Defreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb" . Peppermint, now you've probably had peppermint candies but may not have grown peppermint. Remember, like most mints, it likes a good deal of water. That means you're going to have a good draining soil as always. Usually, PEET or perlite, a good combination of a well draining soil but you also have to make sure that you add that water on a regular basis. Peppermint, of course, you can break the leaf. You can use it in different dishes. But, you can also, of course, make your own teas, use it with some ice cream. There's a number of different uses for peppermint. Like many of the herbs, probably does best in near full sun to maybe partial shade. But by that we're saying about 6 hours of good sun a day. Make sure you fertilize it with a good water soluble, probably every two to three weeks and/or if you use a time released, make sure you've got some in the planting mix when you first pot it up. PEET, perlite, good combination and of course it's one that will be doing well for you in your landscape. You can use it as a landscape plant if you have an area where you want something to kind of spill over from one area to another. It makes a nice transition plant. Peppermint should be part of your landscape. For "On Gardening", I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".