A favorite for flavoring tea and desserts, this perennial plant is also one of the easiest to grow from seed. Because it contains menthol, an antiseptic and anesthetic, tea of peppermint benefits conditions such as the common cold, asthma, congestion, and indigestion.
* Direct sow after the last spring frost.
* This plant grows and spreads vigorously, so it a favorite for container growing.
* Fresh leaves can be harvested as soon as the plant reaches a height of 3-4". The small, young leaves tend to have the best flavor.
* To dry the leaves, hang the stems upside down in a dry location until the leaves feel completely dry; strip them from the stems and keep them in an airtight container. Fresh mint leaves can also be frozen.
Packet contains 150mg of seeds.