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Grow Your Own Mint

How to mint grow Mint is easy to grow and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The fun thing about growing this herb is that you can grow it in a variety of different containers: teacups, old sinks or even an old bathtub. Why grow mint? - You can plant it all year round - It will grow all year round - especially if grown indoors - It can be grown indoors, on a windowsill or outside What you need: - A box, plant pot or a container of your choice - with drainage holes - Potting compost - Gravel or pebbles - Mint seeds or mint plants -A fork or trowel - Plant saucers or anything that will catch excess water 1 Preparing your container Fill your box, pot or container of choice with compost. Try and fill compost to a depth of roughly 25cm before planting. Use a garden fork or trowel to loosen and mix the soil. 2 Planting your mint If you can, plant them 40cm apart. If you're using a small pot or container, use one plant per pot. 3 Where to place your plant Mint plants love sun but they also like a bit of shade. Place it so that it gets both sun and shade. 4 Watering your mint Your mint plant prefers moist soil. Keep it well watered but don't overdo it. Place plant saucers beneath to catch excess water. 5 Harvesting your mint Mint is a very fast growing herb. Pick the leaves at any time by pinching off stems, or to harvest whole stems cut them roughly 3cm from the top of the soil. To make things more fun, why not grow a plant each and see which grows the quickest?

Grow Your Own Mint

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