150 Seeds Peppermint Seeds for Planting Mentha Piperita Mentha balsamea Wild Bohe Haplocaly Non-GMORegular price $9.99 Save $-9.99
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- Peppermint is packed with flavor. It's both sweet, cooling, and refreshing. They are used fresh or dried in tea and lemonade.
- Peppermint is a great herb to grow inside your kitchen and outdoors.
- To germinate your peppermint seeds, spread them over your seed-growing medium. Do not bury them under the soil.
- Peppermint herb seeds need light to germinate. A heat mat under your seed starting medium is also useful. It can take a couple of weeks for your seeds to germinate. Be sure that they are exposed to light, have a heat mat, and remain moist until they sprout. Peppermint plants can quickly take over a garden area as they love to spread. If you don't want your peppermint plant to take over your outdoor garden, we recommend containing it in a pot or planter.
- Peppermint is also a great addition to an indoor herb garden or even a hydroponic system
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Wild) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species. Although the genus Mentha comprises more than 25 species, the one in most common use is peppermint. While Western peppermint is derived from Mentha × piperita, Chinese peppermint, or bohe, is derived from the fresh leaves of M. haplocaly piperita and M. haplocaly are both recognized as plant sources of menthol and menthone, and are among the oldest herbs used for both culinary and medicinal products.