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Mentha x piperita
Peppermint outshone both its parents, Spearmint and Watermint and is now the menthol favorite of most of us tea drinkers and asian cooking amateurs. Use in marinades for salads, in desserts, and freshen up your uncooked dishes.
This plant is a much loved medicinal herb, best known for its essential oil, flavonoids and many more active components. It acts as an anticonvulsant when having gastrointestinal pain, but it also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Whatever you try to do when growing this one in Herbert, you simply will not be able to kill it. Peppermint is almost too easy to grow, it's a very appreciative one and will reach unbelievable proportions when given enough light and fertilizer.
Time to first harvest in Herbert: 5-8 weeks
Traditional farming: 8-12 weeks