Fertilizing and watering

Don't fertilize mints in midseason; they'll never miss it. Detailed information on fertilizing is given in "Spadework: The Essential Soil" in Parti.

Both peppermint and spearmint prefer moist soil, so they'll require more watering than the rest of the garden. Keep them evenly moist until root divisions are established.

Pests

Mints have no serious pest problems.

Diseases

Mints are susceptible to verticillium wilt and mint rust. Prevent these diseases by removing all the dead stems and leaves from the bed before winter. Detailed information on disease prevention is given in "Keeping Your Garden Healthy" in Part 1.

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