Start sowing mint seeds directly in the garden after the risk of frost has passed, or start indoors about eight weeks before the last frost date.Your future spearmints love sunlight, so scatter seeds directly across the surface of the soil and don’t cover. Seeds typically take anywhere between 7 and 28 days to germinate successfully and need to be watered daily, so take good care of them.



Mint plants grow vigorously, to a mature height of about 2 feet tall. Place them in a controlled area when outdoors as well – you don’t want your mint to spread all across your garden. Now, wait for beautiful purple flowers to bloom and for the bees to visit. Right before flowering, cut the stems 1 inch from the ground. You can harvest one mint plant two or three times in one growing season. Alternatively, you can just pick the leaves as you need them. 


Get creative in the kitchen.

Mint works well in sweet and savoury dishes, and adds excellent taste whether the dishes are hot or cold. It’s way sweeter than regular mint, so it complements desserts exceptionally well. You can also add mint leaves to soups or stews, too.

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