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Gran's Garden Seeds

Peppermint Herb Seeds

Peppermint Herb Seeds

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Peppermint Herb Seeds, Perennial

Over 20 seeds per package

Peppermint iced tea, hot tea, on lamb-just to name a few common uses of peppermint. Lesser known ones include calming the digestion or relieving minor sinus discomfort with a strong concentration of peppermint oils. As a general rule, mint family plants root vigorously when allowed to grow freely and can be invasive. Grow them in containers to keep them in check.

Full Sun (in Texas it does better in part shade during the hot months)
Days To Maturity approximately 90-200 days
Height approx. 18-24 inches
Spread approx. 18-24 inches

Sowing Seed Indoors:
• Sow mint seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit. Sow seeds ¼ inches deep. Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F. Seedlings emerge in approximately 7-14 days. As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.

Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.

Planting in the Garden:

• Select a location (out of the way or in a container due to rapid spread) in full sun or part shade with good rich, evenly moist soil. Consider that mints can be vigorous spreaders and may be best grown in containers or raised beds.

• Harvest leaves as needed. Right before flowering cut stems one inch from the ground. After cutting plants back you can get a second harvest the same season.

• Fresh or dried, spearmint, peppermint, and apple mint leaves make a healthful and delicious tea. Add the fresh leaves and flowers to salads and desserts. Mint may be dried or frozen or preserved in vinegars. Mint is great for jams, jellies, herbal teas, added to hot chocolate, etc…..

I suggest growing mint in a medium to large pot. This will keep it handy so you can harvest mint leaves often and keep it under control, it does spread easily.

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