How to Grow Mint At Home
Are you starting your own herb garden at home?
Does fresh mint for your brownies sound enticing?
Growing your own garden is great, but depending on where you live, the winter might try to dampen your spirits. The time has come for you to move your garden indoors. Unfortunately, we cannot move our whole garden inside, but we can move our herb garden indoors.
Welcome to our first Herb Monday. Herb Monday is our new weekly series where we discuss growing herbs in the home. Having fresh herbs can make all the difference in that meal you are cooking and can save you money. Today, on our first Herb Monday here are 6 fabulous tips to grow mint in your home.
6 Fabulous Mint Growing Tips
- It is best to start growing mint for seedling or cuttings because mint does not always sprout well. If you start from a cutting, put the cuttings in a glass of water until it sprouts roots. You can even use the fresh mint from the grocery store.
- Mint is a plant that if you give an inch it will take a mile. This is one reason why growing mint, contained indoors is so great. Mint does so well potted, you’ll wonder why you never tried it before.
- An added benefit to growing mint in your herb garden is that because of how strong the smell is, mint actually wards off pests. This is also the case if you plant mint around your other herbs.
- According to GardeningKnowHow.com, mint prefers indirect sunlight. The site recommends an east facing window in the spring and summer and a west facing window in the fall and winter.
- Water mint without getting the leaves too wet. If the leaves are too wet, mint can get rust. Gardeningblog.nettells us that “Rust, a fungus infection that looks like orange-brown patches on the undersides of the leaves.”
- Mint is use as a home-remedy for digestive sickness or upset stomach.
Make sure to come back next Monday for more on how to grow herbs at home.