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Herbs and Sprouting Seeds

Learn more about herbs and sprouting seeds with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Apple Mint (<em>Mentha suaveolens</em>)

Delicious, but invasive, this mint is best confined to a pot in small gardens. It is perennial and each spring sends up new shoots clothed with soft, furry, sweetly minty leaves, perfect for cooking with new potatoes.
Sow: Early to late spring
Harvest: Late spring to late summer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Partial or dappled shade

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