Refreshing, smooth flavor comes true from seed.
Well known for teas, desserts, candies, and soothing baths.
Less well known but excellent as culinary herb in tabouli, with lamb, and in vinegars and sauces. Gentle but effective anti-nausea and anti-flatulent herb for tea, syrups, jellies, and cooking. This is the mint for chocolate mint drinks and desserts.
BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha sp.
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats in the spring. Keep very moist and cover very slightly with soil so that the seeds get some light. Transplant 15" apart to an area with well prepared, moist soil, and partial shade to full sun. Spearmint spreads by underground runners. Therefore, keep it contained or plant where it can spread. A tub is easy and convenient-just set the tub in a tray of water so soil stays moist. This is a perennial that grows to a height of 2-3'. Harvest as flowering begins.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 30'/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly