Menta spicata- Spearmint, like most other mints, grow easily from seed. Most commonly used as a flavoring, chewing gum, and candies. Sow seeds indoors early spring, 5-6 seeds per plant, in moist soil. Germination occurs 7-10 days Transplant seedlings outdoors when temperatures are 68°-70°. Spearmint can be very invasive, and will do well in containers as it spreads quickly. This minty aromatic herb can be used in teas, iced beverages, and has even been used to soothe upset tummies. Cut outer edges off for use, as to not disturb the growth of the plant. Tip- lightly bruise by tossing in a bowl, add water, and pour into ice trays and freeze, Perfect for those refreshing summer beverages!
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!