Garden mints were first brought to Britain by the Romans, where they naturalized. 17th-century British herbalist Nicholas Culpeper considered Spearmint the most useful. It has long been a popular flavoring for sauces and teas, and recommended for headaches, indigestion, and as an antiseptic. Thomas Jefferson listed mint for the garden at Monticello in 1794. The flowers are attractive to pollinators and the plant is deer resistant. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date at 68 degrees F. Transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors after last frost. Approximately 450 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zone|
|Full Sun to Light Shade||Transplant||Surface Sow||12" apart||18-24"H||5-10|