Mints have been grown for medicinal and culinary purposes for centuries. Thomas Jefferson included “mint” in a list of useful herbs for the garden at Monticello in 1794. The flowers are attractive to pollinators and the plant is deer resistant. A vigorous grower, mint should be planted in a container or given plenty of room to spread.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date at 72˚F. Transplant to 3” pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors after last frost. Approximately 300 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Days to Emerge||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zones|
|Full Sun to Light Shade||Transplant||Surface Sow||10-20||12-18" apart||18-36”H||4-9|
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