Mint, “Common” Seeds
The aroma of mint will make you close your eyes as your thoughts drift to a summer day. Mint not only enhances iced tea and mixed drinks, it is also a wonderful surprise flavor in savory dishes, including meats, stews, and vegetable fritters. Tiny flowers are loved by bees.
This common mint is neither peppermint, spearmint, nor any other specific type. Mints readily cross-pollinate, so plants grown from seed are more variable.
25 mg seed packet.
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–75°F.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Row Spacing: 18"
Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"
Harvesting: Pick individual leaves or sprigs at any time.