Mint! 

Growing MINT 

  

                                                                No Seed Required! 
 

This is one plant that you don’t need seed for. And even if you have the seeds, I will suggest grow it from the cuttings. Mint is difficult to grow from seed, and it is virtually impossible for some varieties, like peppermint. 

So here it goes… Next time when you get mint from market. Use the leaves. But keeps the stems. 


  


Keep the healthy ones, the one which looks strong, dark green.
Keep the stems in a cup of water. 

 


Within a week, small white roots should appear under water. Wait a few more days to another week to allow the roots to develop into a decent length. 

  
  
Once again you need to choose which one to keep and which one to throw as some will become soggy from ends and some will form roots. Again separate the healthy ones from the glass. 
  
Some good ones Will get even leaves on them while they form their roots. isn’t nature beautiful!? 🙂

PS: Make sure you change water every alternate day from the glass, especially if you are living in a city like Mumbai. Humidity will make the roots rot if you don’t change the water regularly. 

Plant the rooted sprig about an inch in. And If planting multiple seedlings, plant them another inch apart. This will give each seedling enough room to grow. 

And in few days, seedlings will sprout. 

   

 

When you plant your mint or place down your potted mint plant, you’ll need to chose an area that receives morning sun and partial afternoon shade. You want the plant to get some light without drying it out completely. Mint grows best in deep, moist soil, so you want to keep it that way. No Huss fuss for this one. Just use good soil and you are good to go. 

After one month, 
   

 


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4 responses to “Mint! 

  1. very useful i am regularly growing mint on my terrace at gwalior for the last 5 years from borrowed stems from my sister and now distributing to other interested however never knew that any stem could be propagated into new one by this technique now i can grow more plants and distribute easily thank you very much

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