About a while ago we recruited 5 of you to be our “at home” testers, agreeing to be the guinea pigs for new and up-and-coming plant pods! Our testers grow plant pods around the world in different climates and locations, helping us find the plants that can withstand any environmental conditions and be brought to all of you promising the highest yield and growth. With their help, we have tested and launched Rosemary, Dill, Black Pansy, Red Sweet Pepper, and Piri Piri.
Our five testers are now starting to test Apple mint, also known as pineapple mint, woolly mint or round-leaved mint. It is mostly used to make jelly and mint tea and as an ingredient in salads and soups. It is also widely grown as an ornamental plant due to beautiful foliage and attractive flowers.
Our testers from different regions post weekly updates with photos in our Gardeners forum so all of you can see and share any helpful tips and see what new plant we are testing! So, if you’re interested in staying up to date, check back!
That is one of many reasons why we do external testing. And yes, thankfully we also have someone helping us out in Singapore. CG plant pods are meant to perform maximum all around the world, but unfortunately, not all species and/or cultivars can cope with the climate there. So, we have added a recommended temperature range for each plant pod under plant care, based on our lab experiments and external tests.
I am very sorry to hear that you have experienced high failure rate. Please let the support know about any problems and they will find a solution for you.
Thanks to C&G team especially Mirjam for the opportunity to test Apple Mint. I received mine on OCT 07 and planted them the same day. I have planted 2 Pods in a SG3 and one pod in a SG 9. The room temperature in Centigrade, here, Switzerland, during the day is around 25 - 26 and at night is 23 - 24. I am waiting for the seeds to germinate.
Interestingly the pods were packaged in experimental
Yeah it’s true, during the summer here, our room temperature was between 29 and 35, and the lettuce hardly germinated. But other warmth loving plants like Basil, chilies did not have any trouble with germination. Now during the fall weather here, lettuce is germinating without hesitation.
I planted the Apple Mint in 8/10 and its now Day 6 and in one of the capsules we already have a 2 millimeter leaf growing up. The other are not showing nothing so far, at least at a first glance.
I am super excited to try this new plant.
Hi, this time I join you and do the plant testing with you. I’m located in Estonia, and during autumn the temperature ranges from 18 to 22 C in my living room, where the Smart Garden 9 is placed. I planted those pods 24.09, so they are 20 days old on that picture