Packet - SPEARMINT - organic seeds

SPEARMINT - organic seeds

Mentha spicata

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A highly aromatic, spreading plant with dark-green, sweetly aromatic spearmint leaves which can be extensively used as garnishes and flavoring. This perennial grows to 3 feet tall and spreads rapidly. The 2-3 inch lance-shaped leaves are a unique wrinkled texture. Oblong terminal spikes of lilac-pink to white flowers appear all summer, which attract bees and butterflies alike. Like other mints, spearmint is extremely easy to grow. In fact, it grows so well, it is best to confine it to containers. Grow in almost any soil conditions in sun or part shade, harvesting leaves all season long.
  • Days To Germinate: 12-20
    Planting Depth: do not cover soil
    Spacing: 15 inches
    Location: Sunny 

    Start seeds indoors in April or sow directly outdoors in May through July in a sunny location with well-drained soil. 

    Barely cover seed with 1/8 - 1/4 inch of fine soil. Thin and transplant when seedlings are 2 inches high. When you start the seeds indoors, do not plant outdoors until danger of frost is past.

    Spacing: 12-18 inches

    Harvest when plants reach 12 inches. Harvest leaves continually to encourage new growth. Dry leaves by hanging upside down in a well-ventilated place. For drying, cut stem 1 inch above the base before flowering.



Packet 80 seeds