One of the most popular of all herbs! Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is known for its refreshing flavor and aromatic, dark green leaves. Compact plants, with tiny purple-pink flowers, grow 18- to 24-inches tall and can take over the garden if left unattended. Perfect for containers! (Perennial in zones 4-10) Learn How to Grow Mint here.
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Low maintenance plants thrive in sites with moist, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Start indoors several weeks before the last frost date or direct sow after temperatures have warmed. Plants spread vigorously. Mulch to prevent moisture loss during hot summer months.
Gather young leaves and use fresh in salads, garnishes or teas. For best flavor, pick in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful peak. To dry, tie in small bundles and hang upside down in a ventilated area. Store in air tight jars and use as needed.