How to Grow Mint

Category: 

Herbs

Planting Time:

Winter Indoors, or Spring Outdoors

Harvest Time:

Approx 8 weeks onwards

Difficulty:

Easy

Planting & Care Instructions:

    Mint can be an invasive plant species so choose carefully for your final transplanting location, as it has a tendency to take over
    You can start mint by sowing seeds in a cell tray or pots indoors during Winter
    Fill pots or cell trays with compost and press down to firm the soil
    Take a pinch and sprinkle thinly into each pot or cell
    Cover the seeds with 0.5cm of compost, pat down and gently water
    Once seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted to a container or into larger pots
    Mint plants can be transplanted outdoors from early Spring
    Harvest mint leaves often, and prune back at the stem when the plant is growing beyond its container
    Mint will go dormant during the Winter, when it can be a good time to do some pruning