Mint is probably one of my favorite herbs, in fact we keep it growing in our home even in the winter. Peppermint is a wonderful variety of mint with a crisp minty smell and flavor; add it to foods and beverages. Hearty plants grow well and are not needy plants.
You can either start peppermint in seed trays or you can direct sow them into the soil.
If sowing in a seed tray simply start them indoors 8 to 10 weeks before setting them in the garden. Keep soil moist and at a temperature around 65 to 70 degrees until they emerge. They should emerge in 8 to 16 days. Make sure they can receive daily light once they have sprouted. Once danger of frost has past plant them in well drained soil about 12 to 18 inches apart.
If direct sowing plant them as soon as the soil can be worked and has warmed early to mid spring. Plant seeds in well drained rich soil although they will tolerate average soils. Once they emerge thin down to one plant every 12 to 18 inches or so. Harvest leaves and enjoy.