Lemon mint has the perfect citrusy accent for outdoor plantings or freshly brewed tea. The annual is very easy to grow, spreads rapidly, and the long-lasting blooms continue into the fall season. Also very attractive to bees, lemon mint would be a great option for beekeepers.
Direct sow in early spring, planting on the surface of the soil since this seed needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 10-20 days at temperatures from 60-70F. When the seedlings can safely be handled, thin or transplant for wider spacing. For an early start, start the seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors.
Lemon Mint Seeds
Days to Maturity
start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost date
direct sow after last frost date
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