Spearmint P H N
Lamiaceae (syn. Labiatae):  Mentha spicata
Spearmint
Spearmint
2016
April 24: I received a wooden plant pot with seeds in it for Christmas. I started it and there are 2 thin seedlings in it now.
 

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2015
December 31: By the end of the summer there were small plants in 3 spots.
 
2014
May 13: No sign of it yet.
June 18: One solitary sprout.
July 31: That sprout is now medium size.
 
2013
May 22: No sign of growth yet.
25: One sprout.
September 23: Only a few shoots grew. I don't know what happened to it, or to the hosta near it, which died without sprouting.  
2011
December 31: Did normally.
 
2010
June 17: Doing fine.
 
2009
July 4: Coming along fine.
August 3: Doing fine.
 
2008
April 15: A couple of small red shoots are poking up.
May 24: Doing fine.
~September 15: I harvested many leaves and made mint sauce, and dried some.
 
2005—2007
The information is missing.
 
2004
May 16:  Many shoots are up now.
August 20:  Starting to flower now.
 
2003
April 11:  New growth is visible today.
May 29:  Doing fine.
July 5:  Tall and growing well.
28:  Flowering.   Most of the stalks flopped over about 2 weeks ago.
~October 6:  Ben cleared the bed thoroughly and spread some manure on top.

2002
May 28:  Small shoots are growing in most of the bed.
September 8: It did well this year.

2001
May 2: Some shoots are just poking through.
June 18: Doing fine in part of its area.

2000
May 2: A few sprouts are visible today.
August 8: Doing well at one end of its bed, although the lily of the valley is crowding in. The leaves are a good colour, with no holes.
September: I harvested the plants and dried the leaves.

1999
May 1: Shoots are up today, finally!
18: Plants are sparse in their bed. I dug a large piece of trash out last fall, a car bumper I think it was, and the digging disturbed the bed a lot.
June 27: I levelled the bed, and also gave a bit of plant to Jennifer. The plants are not as sparse as they were.
August 3: Doing poorly, The leaves seem to be dying. They are light coloured with many brown spots. They have not spread back into the south half of their bed at all.
August 31 and September 30: The same.

1998
May 2: In leaf.

1995
May 10: Visible.

1994
May 10: Visible today.