Wild Mint Seeds
Wild Mint Seeds
Ethically wild-harvested Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 80-100 seeds)
Wild Mint, Field Mint
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Northern Hemisphere. The only native species of Mentha found in the Pacific Northwest.
1.5 ft tall, spreading by underground rhizomes. Flowers are set in whorls around the leaf axis, appearing from May to October.
Prefers moist soil. Full sun to part shade.
Seeds can be direct sown in fall or spring, or started in flats indoors in spring.
Plants can be cut back in fall time. This species isn't as vigorous and invasive as other cultivated mint species, but if spreading is a concern you may wish to grow it in a pot or in a designated garden bed.
Aerial parts can be harvested in summer, or throughout the season as needed.
The leaves can be used much in the same ways as the culinary mints.
A lot of the magic of Mint medicine resides within its volatile oil content. Wild Mint is a gift to find in the wild, and the aroma of the crushed leaves can clear the mind and uplift the spirit. It helps to bring us back into our bodies a little, restoring a sense of inner clarity and confidence.
The healing properties that Peppermint is so well known for also apply to Wild Mint. It is a good herb for the tummy, helping to relive gas and bloating, and calming to digestive spasms. The herb is distinctly pain relieving, especially in cases of headache or menstrual cramps.
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