Spearmint has a sweeter and less pungent flavour than peppermint. It makes an excellent tea or mojito! Mint pairs well with poultry or lamb dishes.
How to Grow Mint From Seed
Mint prefers a moist, sunny location. Spearmint mint is a perennial herb and is hardy in zones 4 to 9. Make sure to water regularly during dry periods. If starting indoors, surface sow seeds and place them 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.