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Common Mint
Herb Seed

Product ID: 831

A zesty, versatile herb.

Use to flavor salad mix, main dishes, ice cream, and drinks. Variety not stated since mint does not grow true-to-type from seed.

• Edible Flowers: The flowers add a minty flavor to salads, soups, desserts, and drinks.

Avg. 311,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 72–75°F (22–24°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start 6-8 weeks before setting out in early spring; young plants can withstand some freezing. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium, gently pressing them into the soil mix. Do not cover, as the seeds require light to germinate. Keep moist and germinate at a temperature of 55-65°F (13-18°C). Transplant seedlings into individual containers when the first true leaves appear. Pinch off the top sets of leaves regularly starting at the seedling stage for a bushier, healthier plant. When 3-4" tall, transplant outside, spacing plants 12-18" apart in rows 18" apart. Since mint spreads quickly, choose location carefully, possibly with a growth barrier. Water deeply once in a while, rather than watering the plants lightly more often. To prevent the spread of leaf diseases, water the soil and not the foliage. Cut back the plants to the ground before winter. This will make for healthier, more prolific plants the following year.


Best in rich, moist soil that is high in organic matter with good drainage.




HARVEST: Pick mint regularly for better production. If harvesting the entire plant, wait until just before flowering. Individual leaves may be harvested the first year once the plants are established. Dry in a warm, well-ventilated location that is out of direct sunlight, turning the leaves and flowers occasionally as they are drying.

Note: May become invasive in field plantings, if allowed to do so.


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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Mentha spp.

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

70 - 80 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.

Grows Well in Containers Hydroponic Performer Edible Flowers