Vulture wrote:Ah well no one replied but we went out and only found a spearmint plant. Couldn't find a mint plant or anything else we might have wanted with tea. I guess that will do for now so we will see how it turns out.
Spearmint is mint, and it makes great tea. Peppermint has a stronger menthol scent/flavour, spearmint is a little more sugary and less intense.
Pretty easy to grow but it needs at least a few hours of direct sunlight if you are growing it indoors, or a full spectrum fluorescent light for 12-14 hours no more than 12" from the plant. Some fertilizer occasionally too and it likes soil to remain a little damp but not sopping wet.
If growing it outdoors, a little more shady, and keep it under control or in a pot because it will rapidly take over your garden. It's a fast grower and fairly weed-like.
Also, when flower shoots emerge, cut them off - the plant will no longer produce leaves from those shoots if you let them flower.