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!