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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".