The quick and convenient guide to growing your peppermint plants!
Growing Peppermint Plants
Peppermint plants are fast-growing fast- spreading plants, so it is best to plant for them to sprawl out, or plant your peppermint in a pot. Peppermint sends out runners that spread above and just below the ground to quickly form large, lush, fragrant coverage. In the right place peppermint can offer a beautiful seasonal ground cover.
Getting Started With Your Peppermint Plant!
When you receive your peppermint plant it will have some travel stress. We recommend placing the roots into a glass of water for 1-2 hours to help your plant recover. Often times the plants will have wilted, and show signs of stress when you receive them. That is ok! These are hardy plants that will bounce back with a little TLC.
Growing Peppermint Plants In 3 Steps
#1 Plant your peppermint in the spring, or in the fall in frost-free climates, place your new mint plants 18 to 24 inches apart.
#2 Select a damp area in your garden or yard in either full sun or part shade and dig a hole 2 times as deep as your peppermint's roots and 3 times as wide. Peppermint prefers fertile soil with a pH from 6.0 to 7.0 - If you choose not to test your soil, you can simply improve your soil it by adding a few handfuls of Sacred Plant Co's worm casting natural fertilizer.
#3 Water your peppermint thoroughly after planting. Peppermint is strong grower on its own, but your peppermint plant will grow even better when you pair great soil and some high quality worm castings, especially if you plan to harvest a lot! Keep the soil around your peppermint plant moist via regular watering.