Mega MINT Mix Seeds Collection, Huge Varieties (Mentha) Herb Heirloom Non-GMO, Easy to Grow, Super Fragrant #50

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Countless beneficial insects are absolutely enchanted by mint, while many pesky garden pests are repulsed by it. Growing mint from seed is a lesson in the beauty of chaos in the natural world, as the busy activity of insect pollinators causes a wide spectrum of mint flavors. We love the element of surprise in growing mint from seed. While the flavors may range from spearmint to peppermint or applemint, the purported medicinal and pest-repelling benefits remain the same. Perennial from zones 4-9, mint will thrive in most gardens. It is quite competitive and belongs in the herb bed or in a contained location. Many folks simply clip the leaves and use them as mulch around plants in the vegetable garden to harness the pest-repelling benefits without letting this aggressive plant grow in the vegetable garden.

Mint is easy to cultivate and has a wide variety of culinary and medicinal uses. It can be used in any savory dish that calls for mint and is perfect in sweet dishes and in teas for cleansing the palate and re-energizing the body after a meal.

Not sure which mint to buy? This mint variety mix would be perfect for you! Seeds are not individually packaged according to variety but are packaged in one envelope for this listing, please see other listings for individual varieties.

As a general rule, mint family plants root vigorously when allowed to grow freely and can be invasive. Grow them in containers to keep them in check.
Sweetly aromatic, mint, can be used in both cooking and in potpourri and other fragrant decorative items. Mint herb is used to make mint jellies and sauces and of course, tea! Spearmint also has medicinal benefits as well. It is a wonderful addition to the garden that can easily be started with mint herb seeds.

This perennial herb grows to 3 feet tall and spreads rapidly to indefinite widths. The 2 - 3 1/2 inch lance-shaped leaves are a unique wrinkled texture. Oblong terminal spikes of lavender-pink flowers appear all summer. Like other mints, mint plants are extremely easy to grow. In fact, they grow so well, it is best to confine them to containers.

Every three years mint plants should be divided and re-potted in fresh soil and compost to maintain healthy growth. The plants are hardy and will die back to the ground in winter. Top dress with compost in autumn if the plants are not lifted annually.

4-12 hours of Sun Sprouts in 10-14 Days Ideal Temperature: 55-90 Degrees F Seed Depth: Surface Sow Frost Hardy: Yes USDA Zones: 4 - 11 Height: 24 inches Bloom Season: Early summer Environment: Partial shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8 Germination Rate 90% SOIL Germination Temperature: 70 - 85F Depth: Press seed onto the surface of the soil, do not cover Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: Rows 12 - 24 inches apart; thin seedlings 12 inches Count: ~50

Mentha mix Heirloom NON-GMO, Perennial, Easy to Grow, Super Fragrant, Rich Flavor Attracts Pollinators Attracts bees and butterflies Repels pests Aromatic

Growing Mint From Seed: How To Plant Mint Seeds Mint requires light to germinate. If you buried the seeds or even covered them lightly, they might not germinate. Likes soil temp approx 70°F/20-22C°. Mints also generally do not transplant very well and do better direct seeded into the garden or pot where they will remain.

Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in your area. Keep the soil moist but not soggy with an ideal temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Mint seeds should sprout in 10-16 days. Bottom heat will speed germination. If starting mint seeds outdoors, sow seeds on the surface of prepared soil and cover them with a light layer of vermiculite.

The seeds are tiny, but you can space them with a seed injector or simply thin the seedlings once germinated.

Paper towel method: Scatter mint seeds on a wet paper towel, put the towel in a zip top bag, and taping the bag to a window. It will take 2 weeks for them to germinate! Paper towels are designed to be durable, although they will break down eventually. The roots will poke right through the paper towel. Some roots are very fine and still manage to grow through. When germinating seeds this way, I started with the seeds at least 1/2 inch apart on the paper towel so their root systems didn’t overlap. When it was time to plant the seedlings, I separated them by cutting the paper towel into pieces, each seedling and its root system on its own piece. The bit of paper towel got planted with it.

If that is too much trouble, you can try using coffee filters instead of paper towels. They definitely will break down in a few weeks.

Once seedlings have two sets of true leaves, harden them off and plant them into beds or outdoor containers. Once the little plants are ready to transplant, take containers outdoors and let them acclimate for a week to outdoor conditions before moving them.

Water new plants regularly. Ideally, mint needs 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm.) of water per week during the growing season. Use drip irrigation or water in the morning to allow leaves to dry. Overly wet leaves may lead to fungal diseases.

Apply fertilizer in early spring. A balanced plant food with a 16-16-16 ratio is ideal. Do not over-fertilize, as it can diminish oil production and lead to disease issues. Mint can be aggressive so it may be best to plant it in containers or in an out of the way area of the garden. Alternatively, you can let it ramble around where human contact will release the oils and perfume the area with a heavenly scent.

Transplant the mint seedlings when they reach 2 inches tall. Harvest leaves when the mint herb plant reaches 12 inches tall. Pick the larger outside leaves as the plant grows to encourage more leaf growth. Young leaves and stems have the best flavor. Dry mint leaves on trays or by hanging bunched branches upside down in a warm, dark, well-ventilated area. Fresh leaves are easy to freeze too.

Seeds are not individually packaged according to variety but are packaged in one envelope for this listing, please see other listings for individual varieties. We do NOT make any claims that you will receive all 10+ seed varieties since we have no way of knowing which are which.

Varieties Mint Mix Seeds: Peppermint, Spearmint Mojito (Mentha Spicata), Lemon Mint, Lemon Balm Melissa, Corsica Mini (Mentha Requienuii), Pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium), Mountain Mint

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Our seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that we cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). I try my best to make my buyers happy and would appreciate it if you'd contact me first if you have any questions or problems with your order. If you open a case before contacting me first, I will automatically block you from future purchases. Thank you for your understanding.