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Mint Germination Time

Mint Germination Time

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Marie Iannotti is a life-long gardener and a veteran Master Gardener with nearly three decades of experience. She's also an author of three gardening books, a plant photographer, public speaker, and a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator. Marie's garden writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide and she has been interviewed for Martha Stewart Radio, National Public Radio, and numerous articles. Because mint is an aggressive spreader, keep it separated from your regular garden beds or the plants will consume nutrients and overgrow other plants in the bed. Growing mint in containers is recommended to keep it contained from spreading rampantly to other areas of your garden. If you plant mint in pathway crevices and between rocky places in high traffic areas, the mint will release its aromatic scent whenever the leaves are stepped on and crushed. Debra LaGattuta is a gardening expert with three decades of experience in perennial and flowering plants, container gardening, and raised bed vegetable gardening. She is a Master Gardener and lead gardener in a Plant-A-Row, which is a program that offers thousands of pounds of organically-grown vegetables to local food banks. Debra is a member of The Spruce Gardening and Plant Care Review Board.

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We all know that mint is an easy-going herb that has a number of uses. This makes gardeners curious about the turnaround time of this plant. Most online portals are flooded with questions like how many days to grow mint from seed? Another variant of this question is how long does it take mint seed to grow from seed? Or When can mint that is planted either indoors or outdoors be used? The simple answer to this is patience is key to gardening. We can say that mint is a power-packed herb. It comes with a number of health benefits and is easy to grow and care for. This article focused on questions like How to grow mint from seed? and How to grow mint from cuttings? These questions are pertinent as growing and caring for mint is not difficult and this plant comes with a low maintenance stamp. But it is also a plant that can take over the entire garden if you are not careful.

Light? I'd use a south facing window, not east. Because a plant is genetically voracious and grows fast it needs some serious photosynthesizing and the first ingredient is light, the next is moisture and then properly balanced fertilizer but always on the spare side. Do you have a covered porch? I'd take these guys outside on the covered porch and let the wind and higher temperatures dry up your soil. Your soil might just be too wet but for now let's see how they do. It takes time but this is the slowest LOOKING part of a mint's life so enjoy it while you can! Keep your babies out of direct sunlight but they need lots of light. Are these to become indoor plants? What are your thoughts? Where is it you live? Do you have a garden, a yard? Mint can most certainly get out of control but if one is out poking and pruning and fussing in their garden often, this just won't happen. If you want your mint to be planted out in your garden you'll need to acclimate it to the sun FIRST. This is done by gradually increasing the time in the sunlight. We can lead you through that. But if these are to be indoor plants let's stay in a south facing window and/or a covered porch. Summer time I always take my indoor plants out on a covered porch to get better light so they can make more food for themselves, get hosed down of dust, and when they come back inside for the winter they look brand new. Please keep us updated as you grow your mint...so important to have successes so that you'll continue to 'grow' as a gardener! (Source: gardening.stackexchange.com)

 

 

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