When starting mint, you can either start it from seeds or from a cutting off an existing plant. Either way, we're here to share the ideal growing conditions of mint, and how you can get your own started!
Mints are extremely hardy perennials. They prefer a spot that gets full sun, but will also tolerate some light shade. For specific cultivars or varieties, you can buy established plants from a garden center. Once you pick up that established plant, you can then take cuttings from it or divide into smaller plants. Just be sure to divide and replant in the spring before it starts to grow, or else early in the fall.
Sow your mint seeds a quarter-inch deep, planting 2-3 seeds in each container to make sure they germinate. Later, you can thin out the extra plants once they start growing. Keep your soil moist and maintain temperatures near 70°F until your mint seeds germinate - which usually takes about 7-10 days.
Whichever way you decide to start your mint, you'll be rewarded with a delicious and fragrant herb either way!
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