Statistical Distribution Effect
I got the 3 pack as a gift. I followed the instructions for each and everyone of them. The basil worked fantastic. The mint never showed a single sign of germination. The cilantro had a neo-natal death.
My guess is that for those of us, who had troubles growing the plants, had the bad portion of the distribution of the seeds. As my basil worked beautifully, (evidence was my pesto), I am inclined to give it one more try.