Mint is easy to grow and hard to kill – which makes it one of the best plants for a beginning gardener! You can buy a plant at the store or grow your own from cuttings. Peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint… there are so many types of mint in the world! As a refreshing glass of cold tea, as a condiment in Middle Eastern and Thai dishes, in ice cream, mint is a worldwide favorite. It’s especially known for its soothing effect on the stomach.
Since mint is a very fast-growing plant, it’s a good idea to keep it in a pot or some sort of container with boundaries so it doesn’t take over your garden or yard.
Growing Method 1 –
Cut the stem just below a node (where a leaf grows) on the plant. Remove all but the top leaves. Stick a few cuttings into a small pot with moist soil. Keep out of direct sunlight for about a week to allow it to root and adjust to its new environment. As the mint grows, replant in a larger pot or in the ground.
Growing Method 2 –
Cut the mint stem just below a node (where a leaf grows) on the plant. Remove all but the top leaves. Stick a few cuttings into a glass jar with about one inch of water. Keep out of direct sunlight and change the water everyday. In approximately one week, roots will begin to grow. Replant the mint in a small pot with moist soil. As the mint grows, replant in a larger pot or in the ground.
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