Plant name Mint plant
Height – 5 to 8 Inch
Pot size- 6 inch
Mint plants are mainly aromatic perennials and they possess erect, branching stems and oblong to ovate or lanceolate leaves arranged in opposing pairs on the stems. The leaves are often covered in tiny hairs and have a serrated margin.
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Mint Growing Tips
Mint is one of the few culinary herbs that grows well in shady areas, although it can handle full sun if kept watered.Cuttings of mint will root easily in soil or water and mature plants can be divided and transplanted. However you can always start new plants from seed. Sow outdoors in late spring or start seed indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Keep soil moist until the seed germinates.Seed germinates in 10 – 15 days.
Seed grown plants should reach harvestable size within 2 months.
Mint prefers a rich, moist soil with a slightly acidic pH between 6.5 and 7.0. If the soil is somewhat lean, top dress yearly with organic matter and apply an organic fertilizer mid-season, after shearing.
To contain the roots and limit spreading, you can grow mint in containers, above or sunk into the ground. Be careful to keep container mints from flopping over and touching the ground. Stems will root quickly, if given the chance.
There’s not really much mint needs, besides moisture and a rich soil. To be honest, it’s pretty hard to kill a mint plant. The only maintenance required will be:
- Keeping your mint in check, so it doesn’t take over
- Providing a moist soil
- Harvesting or shearing the plants to keep them lush with leaves
Mint can sometimes get rust, which appears as small orange spots on the undersides of leaves. Use an organic fungicide and try to allow plants to dry between water.