Success With Seeds Peppermint

Peppermint Germination Information

Peppermint Seed Germination How to Sow Peppermint:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 55 and 72°
  • Sow with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors when the soil is warming in the spring
  • Sow with barely any cover
  • Indoors and out, expect germination in 15-30 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Peppermint:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 12 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun to light shade

Soil: Site in a light, rich, moist, but well-drained soil

Additional Care: As plants vigorously spread underground via runners, plant them in submerged containers or in areas bordered by walkways or edging. Pinch to encourage branching and sheer plants after flowering to prevent seed formation. For indoor culture, it is best to start new plants from seed rather than potting up clumps from the garden

Appearance and Use:

This plant grows 3 feet tall and spreads indefinitely. The small, tubular, purple, lilac or pink flowers are not showy, but they attract bees. It is grown for its dark green purple tinge, aromatic, edible leaves. Harvest them at any time for fresh use; to dry them, harvest just before the flowers open. The leaves, combined with Spearmint, are brewed into a tea

About Peppermint:
Botanical name: Mentha x piperita
Pronunciation:  men’thå pi-per-e’tå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Lamiaceae; a hybrid of no direct nativity