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Peppermint Seeds

Peppermint Seeds

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🌱 Peppermint is categorized as a perennial flowering herb. Perennials will establish a deep root system in their initial year of growth. They then use this root system to return the following Spring season, even after all plant life has wilted on the surface. Mints, such as Peppermint, are known to be rather invasive at times, spreading through underground roots and runners. This leads most herb gardeners to placing it in pots and containers to otherwise contain its growth. The seeds can drop to the bare ground beneath, often times establishing new plant life around its already established parents.

Herb Specifications

Peppermint can be so easy to grow from herb seeds, and it just keeps on growing - possibly where you do not want it. This makes it an ideal candidate for container herb gardening. Peppermint is useful in cooking, making tea, a variety of candies, and also has many medicinal purposes.

Season: Perennial


USDA Zones: 3 - 10


Height: 24 inches


Bloom Season: Summer to fall


Bloom Color: Pink


Environment: Full sun to partial shade


Soil Type: Rich, moist soil with a slightly acidic pH between 6.5 and 7.0


Deer Resistant: Yes


Latin Name: Mentha Piperita

Planting Directions

🌱 Peppermint seeds are pretty tiny, so they are best established indoors, in a controlled environment. Start in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Scatter the tiny seeds directly to the surface of the soil, not covering them with any topsoil, since the will require light to germinate properly. Transplant your Peppermint herbs into larger pots or containers once the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. If direct sowing outdoors, be aware that Peppermint can spread through underground runners, so sowing in pots, or a contained area is best.

⛅ Peppermint herbs are fairly adaptive when it comes to lighting. They can thrive in areas of full sun or partial shade and require temperatures of at least 70F to flourish. The soil can be rich in organic matter, or poor and sandy, just make sure that it is well drained. To increase your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the soil daily with a light mist setting or spray bottle, to avoid the disruption and/or washing away of your Peppermint seeds.

🧹 Peppermint can be more of a difficult herb to establish from seed, but they typically take anywhere between 7 and 28 days to germinate successfully. The plants grow vigorously, to a mature height of about 2 feet tall, and again should be placed in containers or in a controlled area to prevent it from spreading into other areas of the garden. The purple flowers will bloom several weeks after the plants are established, attracting many bumblebees & honeybees as well. Use these herbs to ward off pesky insects, such as fleas and mosquitos.

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    How Much Seed Do I Need?

    How to Calculate Square Footage And Purchase the Right Amount of Wildflower Seed In 3 Easy Steps

    Before purchasing wildflower seeds to plant your meadow, calculate the square footage of your meadow or garden bed. This guide will walk you through the 3 easy steps, so that you'll know how much seed you need!

    1. Measure

    For Squares or Rectangles: measure the length and width of the space where you want to plant. 

    For Circles: find the radius by measuring the widest part of your planting space and divide by 2.

    2. Calculate Square Footage

    For Squares or Rectangles:  length (in feet)  x  width (in feet) = square feet

    For example, a garden that measures 50 feet x 30 feet = 1500 sq. ft.

     

    For Circles:  3.14  x radius (in feet) x  radius   = square feet

    For example, a circular garden that is 20 feet across has a radius of 10 feet. 10 x 10 x 3.14 = 314 sq. ft.

    (The mathematical formula for the area of a circle is Π · r2 - the Π symbol is pronounced Pi and represents approximately 3.142, and r2 stands for radius squared.)

    3. Find How Much Seed You Need

    The amount of seed you should plant depends on the flower display you want. We typically recommend planting on the higher side for a lush meadow. Plant on the lower side for a more scattered look. 

    For Individual Species: The recommended rates vary greatly from species to species. Check the product page, or contact us with questions.

    For Wildflower Mixes: Reference the table below.

    This Much Seed Covers... This Much Square Footage
    1/4 lb 250 - 500 sq. ft.
    1/2 lb 500 - 1,000 sq. ft.
    1 lb 1,000 - 2,000 sq. ft.
    5 lbs 5,000 - 10,000 sq. ft.
    10 lbs 10,000 - 25,000 sq. ft.
    Acreage
    • 1 Acre = 43,000 sq.ft.
    • 1/2 Acre = 21,500 sq. ft.
    • 1/4 Acre = 10,750 sq.ft.
    • 1/10 Acre = 4,300 sq. ft.

    Tips For Larger Plantings: If you have a large site, from 1/2 acre to several acres, your planting rate may be affected by land conditions. If you have heavy weeds on the site now, some erosion, generally poor soil, or other land problems, additional seed is usually the most economical solution, since installation of a large planting usually costs more than the seed itself. If your site does have these problems and you want full coverage, use 1 pound per 1000 sq. ft.