Mountain Mint Seeds
Mountain mint is a non-hybrid mint variety. Many of the mint seeds sold in stores are for hybrid mints that do not produce true to seeds. Mountain mint is a hardy plant that is native to North America. The leaves produce a very nice menthol aroma.
The leaves and flowers are edible and can be used the same way as other mints. Mountain mint can be used to make a delicious tea, which also provides a host of health benefits, especially for fighting and getting over a bad cold or flu.
It’s also a great herb for attracting pollinators. As the name suggests it is a cold tolerant mint, and is hardy in zones 4 to 7.
How to Grow Mint From Seed
Mint prefers a moist, sunny location. Mountain mint is perennial and is hardy in zones 4 to 7. Make sure to regularly water during dry periods. If starting indoors, surface sow the seeds and place in a sunny location. For outdoors, very lightly cover the seeds with soil. Keep the soil moist and never let it dry out. The seeds will germinate in approximately 10 to 16 days. For best germination results grow indoors in sterilized garden soil; black earth/peat moss mixture. Transplant outside after risk of frost.