Beloved herb for tea, cold beverages, cooking, and herbal use. A bed of peppermint is a lovely addition to a garden, providing enough for fresh use as well as drying for tea. Can be naturalized in a semi-wild setting or orchard. Like most mints, it spreads by runners just below the surface of the soil. In a garden setting, these should be contained. You can do that easily by growing it in a tub. Other ways are physical barriers (boards, metal, cement, etc.) mowing at the edges (as an island bed in a lawn, for example) or if the mint bed is surrounded by areas that receive no summer water from rain or irrigation. Cultivated peppermint is grown from cuttings. Seed-grown mint is more variable.