How to Grow Mint in an Apartment

Three Parts:PreparationPlanting the mintTaking care of the growing mint

Mint is a plant which doesn't take up much of your time or space. It will add freshness and aroma to your apartment and makes a great source of leaves for culinary and other purposes.

Part 1
Preparation

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    Prepare the space to plant your mint. You can use a pot or a box.
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    Collect the soil to be put in the pot. The soil should be good quality soil suited for indoor plant growing.
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    Choose the mint for growing. You could use mint seeds or mint buds from a mint plant. Mint is very easily grown.

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Part 2
Planting the mint

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    Fill the pot with the soil. Leave a half inch of the pot free of soil.
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    Sprinkle the mint seeds or carefully plant the mint buds.
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    Water it lightly. Place a saucer or dish under the container, to capture excess water and prevent it from staining any surfaces in your apartment.

Part 3
Taking care of the growing mint

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    Water it once a day. Increase the dosage of water as the plant grows. Water twice if necessary.
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    Keep the mint in a windowsill of your apartment, or near a good light source. Mint grows well with a lot of sunlight.
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    Harvest the mint regularly. This will increase the growth of the plant.
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    Split the plant and repot it if necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Container
  • Indoor potting soil
  • Seeds or mint buds (or seedlings)
  • Watering can or sprayer


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Categories: Indoor and Patio Plants | Growing Herbs and Spices