Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds



Mentha spicata

Also known as garden mint or common mint, native to Balkans and Turkey.  Known at least back to the Romans, mint was traditionally used for fevers and digestive ailments.  An important part of mint juleps and teas, this perennial is hardy down to zone 4, grows 12 to 18 inches high.

Prefers full sun and deep, rich, well-drained soil.  Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks prior to the last frost.  Germinates in 2-3 weeks.  Alternately, sow directly outdoors after threat of frost has passed.  Can be divided after 2-3 years or through cuttings.  Water regularly, but allow to dry out slightly between waterings, then soak thoroughly.  Mulch to help retain moisture and keep the routs cool.  Mints can be come invasive, so keep an eye on the runners.

Min Qty: .5g