Renee's Garden Spearmint, Italian
(Heirloom)

Sweet Spearmint for Teas or Mint Juleps!

Brand: Renee's Garden    Item Number: SNV4226

$2.99

Backordered. Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

Backordered. Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Sweetest of all the mints, true spearmint produces scented bright green, serrated leaves all season. Enjoy fresh in salads or cooked dishes, use whole, chopped, dried, frozen, or preserved. Make your own spearmint tea or Mint Juleps. Grow in containers, because mint spreads very quickly in the ground.

Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seed line features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen, home, or bouquets.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Easily Established
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Heirloom
  • Long-Lived
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-70°F Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-70°F
Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.5

Planting & Care

Planting: Seed Starting: In early spring, 4 - 6 weeks before late frost, start seeds indoors in a container of moistened soil mix. Sow thinly but do not cover. Provide a good light source until ready to transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle. Container Growing: Grow only in containers because mint spreads rampantly by underground runners, quickly becoming a nuisance in the garden. When warm spring weather arrives, sow seeds thinly (but do not cover) in containers of pre-moistened new soil mix in full sun. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. When several inches tall, thin or transplant seedlings 6 - 8" apart in pots at least 16" across and 12" deep.

Growing: Mint is long-lived and gets over-crowded easily. Divide plants into 4 quarters every spring, replanting one quarter of hte original clump into a pot of fresh soil mix. Replant extra clumps in new pots or give away.

Harvest & Use: Harvest frequently to encourage new growth. Snip sprigs of leaves in the morning when the aromatic oils are strongest. Use in drinks and sprinkle chopped mint over green and fresh fruit salads. Air dry by hanging branches in a warm, well-ventilated area, then package airtight.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

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