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Mentha piperita

HERB-MINT-PEPPERMINT (SALE) is a herbaceous perennial that can grow to 50cm height.  The leaves have a sharp, spicy taste that is hot at first but at the same time cooling.  Peppermint can be eaten raw or cooked, and is commonly used in drinks, desserts, herbal teas, salads, sauces and as a garnish.  It can also be grown in containers.

And it is used widely in medicine.  An infusion of the leaves helps relieve indigestion and flatulence, relaxes muscles in the digestive tract and stimulates bile flow. Reduces nausea. Improves concentration and helps kill bacteria, parasites and viruses in the stomach. It can also bring relief to headaches. Promotes sweating in fever and flu, clears nasal congestion.

Plant peppermint near outdoor seating areas to naturally repel mosquitoes. Crush a few leaves and rub them on your skin for added protection.  Peppermint thrives in a hydroponic system or grow in hanging baskets to save space and create a visually interesting display. Hanging baskets also control the spread of the peppermint but remember to keep the water up to the plant as handing baskets can dry out quickly.

If you plant peppermint near strawberries it is said to enhance the flavour of the berries. The aromatic odour may influence the taste of the strawberries in a delightful way.

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How to grow Peppermint Herb

  1. Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Peppermint grows best in moist soil. If growing in containers, start them indoors 6-8 weeks before the last front date. 
  2. Plant seeds in the garden, spacing them 12-18 inches apart. Or plant out seedlings when they have their first true leaves. 
  3.  To grow peppermint from cuttings, take a 4-inch cutting from a healthy plant and plant it in moist soil or water. Once the cutting has roots, transplant it into the garden or a container.
  4. Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Cover soil with mulch to conserve moisture in the soil.
  5. Prune the plants regularly to encourage growth and prevent legginess. Cut back the stems to encourage bushier growth.  
  6. Keep well trimmed to prevent it overtaking your garden.
  7. Harvest leaves as needed, either by snipping off individual leaves or cutting the stems. Use the fresh or dried leaves in teas, cooking, or aromatherapy.

Peppermint thrives in slightly acidic soil. Consider adding used coffee grounds to the soil to provide acidity. This can also deter certain pests.
Planting along a pathway or between garden beds. produces a lovely fragence when you on them.
Also plant peppermint alongside other fragrant herbs like lavender, rosemary, or basil.  This not only creates a delightful herb garden but can also confuse pests with multiple scents.  When planting near strawberries be aware the aroma of the peppermint may influence the taste of the strawberries.
herbal sachets or potpourri from dried leaves and stems or use as mulch around the base of the plant.  This not only helps retain soil moisture but also adds a fresh aroma to the garden.  Or use the harvested leaves for teas, infusions, or essential oil extraction.
Some gardeners believe harvesting the leaves on a full moon will enhance the potency of the herb.
Plus you can plant
peppermint near outdoor seating areas to naturally repel mosquitoes.  Crush a few leaves and rub them on your skin for added protection.

Heritage of Peppermint Herb

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Believed to have originated in Europe, peppermint has a rich history dating back to ancient times. It was valued for its medicinal properties and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
Peppermint became popular in traditional medicine for its digestive and soothing qualities. Over the centuries, it spread globally, and today it is widely recognized for its refreshing aroma and various uses in culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic applications. The versatile herb is not only cherished for its pleasant flavour but also for its role in soothing teas, aromatherapy, and as a natural pest deterrent in gardens.

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Planting Guide for Australia

Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Plant Height (cm)

30-90 cm (1-3 feet)

Season of Interest

Spring / Autumn

Temperature Range (°C)

15-25 ℃ (59-77 ℉)

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial


Frost Hardy / Tender


Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow direct or propagated from cuttings


Well-drained, fertile soil



Soil Temperature (°C)

15-25 ℃ (59-77 ℉)

Seed Preparation

Stratify seeds in refrigerator for a few weeks before planting

Sowing Depth (mm)

0.6 cm (1/4 inch)

Plant Spacing (cm)

20 - 40

Row spacing (cm)

60-90 cm (24-36 inches)


keep the soil consistently moist

Germination Time (Days)

10-15 days

Harvest Time (Days)

Harvest leaves when the plant is well-established, typically 90 days after planting.

Good Companion Plants

Cabbage and Broccoli, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Brassicas (Cauliflower, Kale), Lavender, Strawberries

Bad Companion Plants

Parsley, Chamomile


Aphids, Spider Mites, Whiteflies


Powdery Mildew,Root Rot

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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