Welcome to the complete guide to growing Mint in Perth. In this post, I will take you through what you need to know to grow Mint in your own property for the family to enjoy.
Herbs are such a delight to grow, and it is actually very easy to do. They smell great in your backyard or balcony, and they can help ease pain, prevent illnesses and more. Amazing!
Best time to grow Mint in Perth
The best time to grow this delicious herb in Perth, is between Aug-Dec.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Mint grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow fine in a good pot with quality soil.
How much sun is best?
Mint thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Mint
If you are growing Mint in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Mint needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Mint?
You can harvest Mint at its prime, which is around Up to 3 months.
What to propagate
You can plant Mint from Seeds, and place each plant around 45 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Mint
Mint is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Many herbs contain essential oils, which are the flavouring components of extracts.
Fact 2: Many gardeners use herbs for natural pest control.
These make growing Mint in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Mint in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Mint in your own property for the family to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I hope you found this guide useful, happy growing!