Could these be mint seeds?
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I was given a lot of different seeds last year and I stupidly did not label them. I have a feeling that these are mint seeds - can anyone confirm this ID? If not mint, then what else could they be? I feel very silly, I may just have to plant them and see what happens!

Posted by: Susan Davis (1 point) Susan Davis
Posted: April 17, 2013


They look a bit like radish seeds. You could plant a few and see what the seedling look like with their first true leaves? Mint seeds should smell a bit minty when rubbed...

Posted by: Lindsay Kuhn (2 points) Lindsay Kuhn
Posted: April 18, 2013

Wurgulf commented,
My money is on radish, sprout a few on a paper towel in a baggie then eat the sprout. They should taste like a radish
over 10 years ago.

They look like some sort of brassica seed. Radish. Cabbage. Broccoli. Turnip, etc. Mint seed is generally much smaller than those appear to be.

Posted by: Rick Grazzini (3 points) Rick Grazzini
Posted: April 18, 2013

You can search for "mint seeds" on Google Images and see if your seeds resemble the photos online. It helps to have something in the photo to give a sense of scale -- a ruler or a common coin, for instance.

Posted by: Tanya in the Garden (128 points) Tanya in the Garden
Posted: April 18, 2013

those seeds are absolutely too large for mint. I agree that they are some sort of brassica, radish seeds tend to be a bit larger than other brassicas, but it's hard to tell from the picture.

Posted by: Early Morning Farm (3 points) Early Morning Farm
Posted: April 19, 2013

All of the brassica seeds we plant (broccoli/cabbage/kale) are much darker than those (charcoal-grey to black). Radish is a good possibility.

Posted by: Brick House Acres (9 points) Brick House Acres
Posted: April 19, 2013

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