Learn how to plant mint in a pot and spread its scent around the house!

 


Here’s how to plant mint in a pot. Follow these steps:

Choose the mint of your choice, as some can also be used in culinary preparations (there are currently 18 species of mint).
You can plant it directly into the pot, making sure there are drainage holes in the bottom.
Place it in a well-lit area, preferably in a temperate climate. Protect it from the wind.
Water mint early in the morning and/or at the end of the day. In very hot weather, water more during the day. Keep the soil moist, including the roots, especially as the plant grows.

Mint production will start about 40 days after planting and, in most cases, your plants will already be well developed. This will be the period of the most intense aromas and flavours, and the time to make a cut 5 cm above the ground, with a sharp pair of scissors, freeing the plant from dead leaves and old branches.

By following these tips, you will have a much more fragrant and fresh house all year round!

Warning: There are cases of allergy or intolerance to mint. These cases are quite rare, but often cause a reaction when inhaled, because the often very strong smell of mint causes nausea and dizziness.


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