Mint Seed Starting Kit (Ceramic Pot) 2PK | Ceramic Pot

Mint Seed Starting Kit (Ceramic Pot)

2PK | Ceramic Pot

If you celebrate the weekend with mojitos or enjoy a glass of refreshing iced tea, you’ll love the convenience of growing your own mint—with Bonnie Plants® Mint Seed Starting Kit! The kit includes a pretty pot, soil, non-GMO spearmint seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions. Just fill the pot with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, place in a warm spot under light—and soon, you’ll see adorable mint seedlings appear!

Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your mint grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. If the pot becomes overcrowded, gently remove a few seedlings. Mint seedlings need 6 to 8 hours of sun, but the mature plant tolerates part-shade. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Mint seeds typically germinate in 10 to 15 days and will be ready to harvest in 90 days. Use the seed kit indoors year round or grow mint outside when the danger of frost has passed. You’ll love the satisfaction of growing mint from seed!

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Light requirements: Full sun to part shade. Protect plants from hot afternoon sun in southerly zones.

Planting: Space 18 to 24 inches apart.

Soil requirements: Nutrient-rich, moist soil is ideal, although mint grows in nearly any type of soil. Amend soil with organic matter, such as compost.

Water requirements: Mint thrives in moist to slightly soggy soil. Consider planting mint near downspouts or in low, damp spots in your yard.

Frost-fighting plan: Mint is perennial in zones 3 to 11. Plants tolerate light frosts, but eventually die back to the ground in all but the warmest zones. If you need plants to survive a light frost, cover them with a frost blanket. Protect newly planted seedlings from late spring frosts.

Common issues: Mint can quickly overrun a planting bed, spreading by above- and underground stems. Keep it in check by planting in containers or beds bordered by sidewalk or driveway, or by planting in partially submerged pots in planting beds. Leaf flavor turns bitter when flower buds appear. Mint is generally pest-free.

Harvesting: Pick mint leaves at any point in the growing season. For strongest flavor, harvest leaves at midday when essential oil concentrations are strongest. Gather individual leaves or clip leafy stems. Plants branch freely from just below where you snip stems, so place cuts to prune and shape plants.

Storage: Store mint stems at room temperature in a water-filled jar; use within a week for freshest flavor. Stems root easily in water. For longer storage, dry or freeze leaves.

For more information, visit the Mint page in our How to Grow section.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons, fresh:
  • Calories: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Dietary fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 3% DV
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Vitamin K: 0%
  • Vitamin B6: 0%
  • Folate: 1%
  • Potassium: 1%
  • Manganese: 2%

Nutritional Information

Commonly used as a flavoring in beverages and foods, mint is also believed to have medicinal purposes—both as a leaf and as an oil. Peppermint oil is often applied to the skin as a treatment for headaches, muscle and nerve pain, inflammation, and even for repelling mosquitoes. A good source of Vitamins A and C, mint helps with vision and immune functions. The herb is also packed with antioxidants that protect against cell damage, boost the immune system, and form collagen in the body.