Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-10
There are several different types of mint: spearmint, bergamot, applemint, and Bowles mint; but Peppermint is generally the most wide spread in terms of usage. Peppermint seeds are easy to grow and the mature herb plant is pretty easy to identify by its dark green to purplish leaves. This herb typically grows around 24 inches tall or more, and consists of purplish, square stems and oblong purplish leaves with pointed tips, distinct veins, and toothed edges. The Peppermint herb plant has small pink, white, or purple flowers at the end of each stem from July to September. It is wonderfully fragrant and provides a cool, fresh scent that is so familiar in the summertime.
Peppermint is a popular traditional remedy for a number of conditions. It is believed to have calming effects and is used to treat flatulence, menstrual pains, diarrhea, nausea, depression-related anxiety, muscle and nerve pain, the common cold, indigestion, and IBS.
Sowing Peppermint herb seeds is simple and a great way to bring this summertime favorite to the herb garden. Peppermint seeds can either be started indoors in starter trays 6 - 8 weeks before last frost, or wait until frost danger has passed, and directly sow the herb seeds outside in prepared beds. Peppermint plants are the perfect complement to any herb garden!
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, moist soil with a slightly acidic pH between 6.5 and 7.0
Average Germ Time: 10 - 15 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch deep
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
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