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Common Mint Seeds

Heirloom

#5003
This packet sows up to 74 feet.
2.7142857142857 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

The aroma of mint will make you close your eyes as your thoughts drift to a summer day. Mint not only enhances iced tea and mixed drinks, it is also a wonderful surprise flavor in savory dishes, including meats, stews, and vegetable fritters. Tiny flowers are loved by bees.

$1.99 25 mg (~220 seeds)

Botanical Name: Mentha sp.

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 6 and warmer, and possibly down to zone 3.

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall and spreading indefinitely by underground stems called rhizomes.

Variety Information: This common mint is neither peppermint, spearmint, nor any other specific type. Mints readily cross-pollinate, so plants grown from seed are more variable.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves or sprigs at any time.

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Common Mint Seeds Reviews

7 reviews

Easy to grow

5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2019
Mint was very easy to grow and has continued to grow all summer. Smells great!
Hannah from OH

Easy and Prolific

5 out of 5 stars Apr 9, 2020
I started these mint seeds last spring. They grew prolifically in a pot and over-wintered well in my minimally heated sun-room. It got pretty leggy, but I trimmed it back hard this spring and I'm acclimating it to being back outside. It seems like it is going to do just fine. I'm looking forward to adding it to tea, water and burgers (yes, it is really good in a Greek-style burger) again this year.
Lindsey Helgoth from CO

No luck

2 out of 5 stars Dec 18, 2021
My seedlings didn't survive.
Gretchen from PA
Owner Response: Hi Gretchen, Thank you for sharing your experience. It sounds like the seeds performed/germinated but you had difficulty keeping them going. Once seeds are germinated, seedlings rely on environmental conditions (temperature, water, light) for success and we are happy to help troubleshoot growing conditions, just give us a call or send us an email.

yuck

1 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
I do not recommend this mint. It germinated and grew great, but the flavor was terrible.
lisa from IN
Owner Response: Hi Lisa, Like some other herbs, excess nutrients can cause less desirable flavors. Mint and basil taste best in somewhat leaner soils. We hope that helps. Happy gardening!

Mint

4 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2022
Great for Chuntey! Try w/ kebobs... How abt Birham?
Mandeep from CA

Not a single sprout

1 out of 5 stars Feb 5, 2022
Planted some window pots of this for kitchen herbs, in a big sunny bay window. Not a single one grew.
E from MD
Owner Response: Hello E, Thank you for sharing your experience. Rest assured, our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure seeds meet federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help. As a reminder from the seed packet, these seeds require warm soil to germinate and must be surface sown. A windowsill is generally much cooler than the rest of the house it would help to bring seeded media to a warmer area while seeds are germinating. Because seeds are surface sown (not buried) they will need frequent misting to keep the seeds consistently moist. We hope that helps with your next sowing. Happy gardening!

Scatter-seeded

1 out of 5 stars Mar 3, 2022
Not a single plant grew.
Edith from SC
Owner Response: Hi Edith, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry these seeds didn't germinate for you. Rest assured, quality is very important to us and we test our seeds regularly using a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We do guarantee our seeds and a customer service agent will reach out to you by email. Some ideas on how to make sure mint has ideal conditions to allow germination is to make sure the soil temperature (different than air temperature and lags in spring) is right and because these seeds are surface/shallowly sown the soil will dry in the area of the seeds quickly which means that keeping the seeds moist may require watering more than once a day.

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