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Peppermint Seed Packet

Peppermint Seed Packet

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Mentha x piperita is a natural hybrid of Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica. It's dark, green leaves have a characteristic sweetish, strong scent and an aromatic, warm, pungent taste, with a cooling aftertaste. It’s probably the most important commercial aromatic herb in the world, believed to have been first cultivated in ancient Egypt, although its official cultivation record begins in England in 1750. Since then, peppermint oil has developed a wide application in the flavouring of food, drinks and pharmaceutical preparations. At home, the plant’s leaves and flowers can be dried for teas or used in stews and sauces.  

50 seeds

Height 70 cm
Width 70 cm

Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Indoor Not required 
Outdoor Apr-June

Germination 10-15 days
Harvesting 60-90 days

When sowing 5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 10 cm

Sunlight Partial shade to full sun
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
Watering Regular, abundant watering
Feeding Addition of fertilizer is not necessary

Expert tip Peppermint generally grows best in moist, shaded locations, where it expands quickly through its underground rhizomes. However, consider growing it in containers, as this bully plant could become hard to control over time.

Pollinators Attracts bees and butterflies 
Pests Repels aphids

About Piccolo

Seed for contemporary gardens. Good things come in small packages. 

Piccolo, as the name implies, specialises in researching and selecting dwarf vegetables that have compact habits, suitable for growing in pots on a balcony or terrace in an urban vegetable garden, specially designed for terrace gardens and small space.

Along with vegetables, Piccolo thinks a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they also offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials. 

All the varieties are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO.

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