What, if any beneficials will mint draw?

frdnicholas(Albuquerque NM)March 20, 2008

I have a bed of mint within 8 feet of my nearest vegetable bed and I am wondering if it's worth weeding and watering this mint bed. I have other mint areas all around the house. Does spearmint have any benefits to the rest of the garden?

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sparrowhawk(z4 ME)

The only benefit I can think of is to attract pollinators to the area when they're in bloom.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 8:01AM
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cabrita(9b SoCal)

Mine was loaded with honey bees when it flowered, works for me!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 6:55PM
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jeremyjs

yep honeybees love mints of all kinds and most flowering herbs.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2009 at 2:51AM
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michaelc0(9b, Sanford, FL)

Spearmint should also attract the beneficial insects 'Hover flies' and 'Braconid wasp'.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2009 at 12:35PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Unconfined plantings of mint are good for attracting forks and spades.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 1:43AM
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