Growing Non-GMO Peppermint Culinary Herb Seeds
- Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, Perennial Zones 5-9
- Days to Maturity: 90-100
- Days to Germination: 10-14
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 12-18"
- Plant Height: 12-24"
- Growth Habit: Aggressive, low-growing spreader
- Soil Preference: Fertile, consistently moist, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 55-70 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Peppermint Color: Aromatic green pointed leaves and delicate white flowering
- Peppermint Flavor: Fresh, cool, slight pepper, with timeless minty notes
- Pests and Diseases: Few known pests and diseases, and is believed to help deter common garden insects due to its naturally produced chemical menthol.
How to Grow Peppermint Culinary Herb from Seed
Peppermint seeds are best if started indoors about 8-10 weeks prior to the final regional frost. Growers in warmer Zone 12 may seed mint directly outside in the fall for winter growth and maturity. When beginning indoors, plant 2-3 peppermint seeds per hole about ¼” deep and allow 7-14 days to germinate. Thin out the strongest seedlings as true leaves begin to emerge, gradually hardening off seedlings before transplanting to the garden.
Mint prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade in warm enough summers. Due to its invasive and wide-spreading nature in the garden, mint is generally recommended to be grown in pots, containers, and garden boxes.
Peppermint Culinary Seeds in the Herb Garden
Non-GMO Peppermint seeds grow as cool perennial herbs reaching 12-18" tall. This minty herb blooms in spring to early summer or fall. Once plants reach maturity, they will develop pointed and pungent green leaves—providing a fresh, cool and minty scent with slight pepper. Peppermint plants continue producing aromatic leaves, before the warm temperatures set it, sending this minty hybrid variety to bloom pink-to-purple flowers, before setting seed.
Although most commonly grown as a summer annual, especially in more cooler northern grow zones, mint is a quickly spreading perennial that is generally found year-round along streams, banks, and many other temperate moist environments.
These roots can be invasive in warm climates where frost does not kill it back.
Harvesting Peppermint Culinary Herb
Mint plants taste best and grow healthiest when routinely harvested and pruned back, as the younger and small leaves always taste better than older, more mature greens. If herbal plants are not harvested regularly they will expend most of their energy trying to produce a higher quantity of vegetative growth rather than higher quality of flavor.
Regardless of variety, mint is one of the fastest spreading and most invasive herbs in the garden and should be pruned often for general upkeep.
About Peppermint Culinary Herb Seeds
Mentha x piperita. (90 Days)
Peppermint is perhaps one of the best know herbs worldwide.
It is refreshing in drinks, used to calm an upset stomach and in candies to mention a few uses.
Peppermint thrives in full sun and spreads via its roots.
We recommend planting peppermint under your roses. Both love sun and seem to complement each other.
Peppermint is one of the best herbs that offers an option for caffeine-free tea! As a medicinal remedy, the warm minty flavor and pungent aroma of Peppermint flavoring is often used for even common sinus colds or to help relax muscles. Herbal mint tea is a healthy choice for kids if they have a stomach ache, as Peppermint can help treat digestion and nausea.
Peppermint Culinary Herb Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Packet - Approx 12,000 Seeds
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