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Tips for Growing mint

Growing Mint is easier then  growing tomatoes in pots. Mint grows better in a fertile, well drained soil, fair amount of moisture and moderately shady place in your garden or indoors. However mint is not fussy and can grow anywhere you plant it. Mint is one of the best herbs for beginners and it is suitable for balcony or container gardening.

Mint Propagation

Mint can be propagated in two ways: by garden seeds and by root division.

If you want to grow mint from garden seeds, then it is better to plant them in a recycled pots (have a look on  paper pot maker I sell here) and plant them straight into the soil with the paper pots when the time comes.

I recommend to propagate mint by root division. It is easier and quicker way. Mint doesn’t grow well from garden seeds.

It’s better to buy a small mint plants at the nursery or in the garden centre somewhere near you and then grow and propagate them.

How to plant mint

Lemon mint

I must warn you in advance: mint is very strong plant and can kill other plants in your garden by taking their territory. So it is better to plant mint in a container without the bottom to prevent it from spreading. If you grow mint indoors it should not be a problem – just plant mint in separate pots or containers. We grow mint in a small pot on the balcony and it looks like the plant is very happy there. :)

If you want to grow mint outdoors, then plant herb approximately 12 inches apart and keep the soil moist until the plants are established.

Please note: the plant stop growing after flowers appearance, so if you want it to continue it’s growth till autumn, you need to remove flowers.


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