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Spearmint Seeds

Mentha spicata
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This versatile herb can be used in baking, vegetable and meat dishes, sauces, preserves, jellies and beverages. A great choice for home gardens, and hardy to Zone 3. Plants can be invasive if allowed to spread freely and should be planted in a container.  Water generously in dry weather. 

  • SKU: 142220
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 16 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
85 days
Growing height
Growing Height:
30-60 cm (12-24")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Herb
  • Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.1
  • Approximate Seed Count: 800-900
  • Characteristics: attracts pollinators | aggressive grower
  • Planting Method: Start Indoors
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Cool and refreshing mint
  • Disease Resistance: deer resistant
  • Tolerance: tolerant of poor soils
  • Preparation Ideas: Brew fresh picked spearmint leaves from the garden with hot water and honey to taste.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Start Mint seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting into their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant spacing directions below. Pick a location sheltered from the wind and receives at least 6 hours of sun per day. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 3 mm (1/8")
  • Plant Spacing: 40 cm (16")
  • Row Spacing: 40 cm (16")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Water your mint during long dry spells. It is also important to water it regularly in the early days after planting as the young plants are still quite sensitive.
  • Mint can be aggressive and choose with care where you plant it.
  • To control the spread of mint, the best way is first plant it in a pot and then place the pot in the ground or a larger container with soil. Rotate the pot by a quarter turn every few weeks to prevent the roots from escaping through the drainage holes. This will help to limit the growth and spread of the plant.
  • The best time to harvest mint leaves is right before the flowers appear, usually midway through the growing season. However, you can start collecting individual leaves as soon as the plants reach a height of at least 10 cm (4").

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