How to Grow Mint Indoors from Seed
Mint is a herb that has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. Mint can be grown easily and is known for its many benefits in health and cooking.
The best way to grow mint is by giving it enough sunlight, water, and nutrients to produce the best mint leaves. The easiest way to do this is by planting mint seeds outside in soil that has been enriched with compost or manure.
Mint grows best when it is planted in full sun and watered frequently throughout its growth cycle. Mint will also grow well if you give it room to spread as it can reach up to 3 feet tall before flowering.
How to grow mint indoors from seed
Take a pot or jar with drainage holes on the bottom and fill it about three-quarters with a moist potting mix such as peat moss or vermiculite (a good option is MiracleGro clay flower potting mix).
Fill the jar up to its rim with water and let it stand overnight in a cool spot, such as an unheated garage or shed.
Plant mint seeds in pots of moistened soil, place them on top of the damp soil, cover them with about half an inch of soil.
Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not too wet.
Place the pot in a spot that gets plenty of sunlight, but not direct sun during midday hours when temperatures are high.
How to harvest mint without killing it
To harvest mint without killing it, the best time to do so is in the morning after your garden has had enough sun but before it gets too hot.
For the best results, you should harvest mint when the leaves are large and heavy from late spring or early summer. The leaves will then be easier to pull off the stems with your fingers as they fall away. You can also use a knife to cut them off if you do not want to damage the plant too much during harvesting.
Harvesting mint without killing it can be done by cutting off the stem at ground level and harvesting the leaves one by one. Doing so helps you avoid damaging or destroying the plant.
Mint should be picked in dry conditions, preferably during the morning or evening hours when temperatures are cooler.
For mint plants to grow back, they need something to live in and thrive - this could be soil or potting mix.
How much sun does mint need?
Mint plants need a lot of sunlight to thrive. A plant that is getting enough sunlight will produce more mint leaves than a plant that has low light.
Mint plants have long stems covered in tiny leaves, which are the source of the mint flavor and provide a cooling sensation when eaten. To stay healthy, mint plants need plenty of light--they can't live in general shade or darkness or too much heat--so they're best grown outside in an area with full sun exposure.
How long does mint take to grow
Mint plants are delicate and take a long time to grow. They need the right temperature and humidity, lots of sunlight, and well-drained soil. The plant may take up to 3 months to fully mature.
Mint plants are easy to grow in pots with drainage holes in the bottom of the pot or hanging from a string over water. Mint loves soil that is rich in organic matter such as manure or composted leaves.