(tips on growing peppermint in your garden)
Whether you are growing peppermint for its pretty flowers, its tasty leaves or its companion planting attributes, it is bound to make a wonderful addition to your garden. Just be sure that you maintain a firm hand, otherwise it might become invasive.
Peppermint Companion Planting
Peppermint companion planting is a good choice for cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli and kale as each will be enhanced if peppermint is planted nearby. However, you should not grow parsley or chamomile near mint.
Peppermint & Insect Control.
Peppermint is known to attract bees and other beneficial insects to your garden. Peppermint companion planting is helpful for gardeners because it repels ants, aphids, cabbage fly, cabbage looper and flea beetles.
Additional Peppermint Information
(Mentha piperita, Linn.)
To learn more about growing peppermint be sure to check out our peppermint fact sheet.
Our history of peppermint page discusses both historical and modern uses for peppermint.
Also, if you are interested in learning more about companion planting, be sure to check out our Companion Planting with Herbs Guide.
Two more great peppermints companions are grape and lemon juice…try out our mint punch recipe to learn just how great they go together.