(Lamiaceae) The mint family consists of many aromatic species, a number of which are enjoyed for their culinary attributes. Typically identified by their square stems and fused petals, plants of the mint family can be a wonderful addition to the herb or vegetable garden. Our offerings include herbs that are renowned for their multitude of uses including as teas, garnishes and various herbal wellness applications. Mints are vigorous perennials that thrive in light, moist soil with good drainage and will tolerate some shade. Ideal germination temperature is 60-75F. Seeds germinate in about 7-14 days. Surface sow, gently pressing seeds into soil, as the seeds require light to germinate. Space plants 18-24 inches apart; they will spread to fill in gaps. Limit the plants’ spread by creating root barriers in the soil, or grow in containers off the ground. Ample water supports the most lush growth.