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Mentha requienii We are absolutely enamored by this most-diminutive of the mint family. A Corsican mint, Mini Mint makes a heavenly fragranced, spreading, ornamental ground cover that hugs the ground, reaching only 1-2 inches tall. Easy to grow, it prefers ample moisture and some protection in the hottest time of the year. Planted in between stepping stones, it releases its refreshing, minty aroma when crushed or bruised. Summer brings tiny, pink blooms atop the dense mat of petite, round foliage. Mini Mint may dry to dormancy if insufficiently irrigated in summer's heat, but usually returns once the weather cools. Delightful in containers, fairy gardens and as an underplanting groundcover. We find its flavor too strong for culinary use. Each multi-seed pellet contains 8-12 seeds and is very easy to handle. Hardy in zones 6-9.  Germination code: (1)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Need better instructions

There is very little sowing information included with these seeds. I tried to find additional advice online and planted them. Only a couple pellets ever germinated, and those did poorly until they died. Later I found a potted Corsican mint plant at my local nursery and was finally able to enjoy it. The details included here in the listing are important to follow - mine store-bought specimen thrived in full NC sun until the hottest part of the summer. Then I put the pot in the dappled shade of my tomato plants and all was well. Don't forget to water!

Adorable fun plant!!

I love this mini mint! It's so hardy and fun! Came up with not problems and bursting out of the pot! I'm dividing it and reporting it. Also, it has such a nice minty smell :)

Currently not thriving

So what am I doing wrong?

I've followed the minimal instructions and am treating these like the rest of my seeds which are doing well. I put the seeds into cells with seed starting soil (mix of compost, coco coir and perlite) at the end of March. First, only 5 of the 10 emerged at all. I transplanted those 5 into 3"� pots with potting soil. They seemed to do ok for a while. I've watered from the bottom when the top layer gets dry. They are under grow lights and were on heating pads until it got warmer. (The house generally stays around 65-70). They have not grown and now are looking pretty sad and one has definitely died. Am I supposed to thin them? They are still so tiny I'm not certain I can do that. Am I watering too much or too little? Do they require a certain type of fertilizer?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Herbs feed the palate and the soul! They add color and contrast to the landscape, perfume our homes, heal our wounds, and tantalize our taste buds. They are easy to grow. Whether in the garden or on the windowsill, learn their likes and dislikes, and you'll be rewarded with flavor and beauty.

Germination Codes
Check the code at the end of the description for specific germination requirements.
(1) Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F.
(2) Larger seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed itself. May be slow and erratic to germinate.
(3) These seeds need a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by temperatures of 33-35°F for 4-6 weeks or until germination starts.
(4) No special requirements, but germination may be slow and erratic.

• Fertile, well-drained soil provides the best results

• Harvest and fertilize regularly to encourage vegetative growth
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For leafy herbs snip off flower buds as they appear

• Start seeds 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Small seeds (thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano) can be gently pressed onto surface of the soil—don't cover or bury seed
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days for optimum growth
• Small seedlings such as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram may be successfully transplanted in small clumps
• Hardy herbs can be transplanted after the last frost
• Transplant tender herbs after last frost when weather has stabilized

Harvest & Storage
• Fresh use: Harvest only as needed
• Drying: Harvest at peak maturity, hang small bunches from ceiling in a dry, warm (80-90°F), dark location with good ventilation for 1-2 weeks
• Distilling: Harvest when blooms are just beginning to appear; at this point the leaves contain the highest level of essential oils

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