How to Grow Peppermint


  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing time: Late winter to early spring
  • Stagger sowing times
  • Sowing location: Sow indoors in 9cm pots
  • Use potting compost
  • Soak well before sowing
  • Sow three seeds per 9cm pot
  • Cover lightly with compost

How to Transplant

  • Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle
  • Generally once seedlings are 10cm tall (8 weeks after germination)
  • Transplant into large containers or direct into soil
  • Harden off before transplanting to outdoors location
  • Prefers partial shade
  • Soil: Moist soil with moderate fertility
  • Requires space to spread

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep moist & weed free
  • Cut back hard each year to prevent plant from getting leggy
  • This is also keep plant heathly
  • Plant can be invasive; grow in pots
  • Or divide section of herb bed using galvanised sheeting or bricks

How to Harvest

  • To Harvest: Cut back hard each year
  • Harvest twice - cutting half the plant back each time



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