Mint – Common Seeds

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Chelmsford | 5
Concord | 6
Falmouth | 4
Osterville | 6
Tewksbury | 5
Winchester | 9
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The aroma of mint will make you close your eyes as your thoughts drift to a summer day. Mint not only enhances iced tea and mixed drinks, it is also a wonderful surprise flavor in savory dishes, including meats, stews, and vegetable fritters. Tiny flowers are loved by bees.

Botanical Name: Mentha sp.
Family: Laminaceae
Native: Unknown
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 6 and warmer, and possibly down to zone 3.
Plant Dimensions: 18″ tall and spreading indefinitely by underground stems called rhizomes.
Variety Information: This common mint is neither peppermint, spearmint, nor any other specific type. Mints readily cross-pollinate, so plants grown from seed are more variable.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–75°F.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Row Spacing: 18″
Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12″

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves or sprigs at any time.

This packet sows up to 74 feet. 220 seeds.