When you think of mint, peppermint is usually the first sense that comes to mind. Used in cooking, candies, tea and has many medical purposes as well. Peppermint grows to about 24 inches high with white, pink to purplish blooms in summer.
Peppermint loves to spread by root so be sure to give it plenty of room in the garden or if space is limited plant in containers.
|PERENNIAL in ZONES 3-10
Part Sun to Partial Shade
To start indoors: Start your seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost date in your area.
· Use a good seed starting medium such as Jiffy Mix. Fill seed flat with soil. Pre-moisten soil. Spread seeds across soil and gently tamp down. DO NOT COVER as these seeds need light to germinate.
· Place seed flat in a warm, sunny location. Keep seeds moist using a fine misting spray. Be careful not to let seeds dry out.
· Seeds germinate in about 10-15 days.
· Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed in your area. Plant seedlings about 18 inches apart.