I got some new seeds in the mail today, as well as what I thought were supposed to be "chocolate" peppermint plants. Unfortunately, they were shipped seven days ago, so you can imagine their condition. They were well packaged, but a full week in a small plastic container inside a package...
Well, it smells something like rotting vegetation soaked in Lysterine. I planted it anyway and hope that letting it air out and sit under the grow lights might just be enough to coax it back to life.
Tony noticed that the leaves are not pointed like those in the photos of "chocolate" peppermint. When asked about this (since I've never grown mint before), my trader replied that "ginger" mint does indeed have rounded leaves... Except I thought we were trading for "chocolate" not "ginger" mint... Which makes me somewhat suspicious of the other seeds I got in the trade.
I think I might try a few of the included bean seeds indoors. They'll be faster growers and I know they can produce without a pollinator. I'm running low on soil so it may have to wait until I can buy more. I also want to get more lettuce plants started inside. I planted some spinach a couple days ago, still waiting for it to come up.