Growing Pudina(Mint) at Home
Updated: Sep 4
Herbs are essential part of a Indian culture. Out of all the herbs, probably mint is the easiest one to grow at home, not only it is easy to grow but it also adds flavour to food.
Herbs also act as pest repellents, thus helps in pest management of your garden organically.
How to Grow Mint in a Container
Mint can be grown with seeds and cuttings, though seeds are available in the market you don’t really need them as growing it with cuttings is very simple and easy.
Just take a few mature runners from the existing mint plant, remove the leaves and bury the entire runner in 1-inch depth of your pot. Water to make the soil moist and in about 7-15 days you can see the new leaves coming out of the soil.
Growing Conditions for Mint
Temperature:Mint grows best in 15 -25 Degree Centigrade.
Sunlight light:Mint needs around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
Container:Mint can be grown in 4 to 6 inch deep broad containers.
Planting Method:Mint can be grown from seeds and also from cuttings
Time to Germinate:Mint takes 7 to 15 days to germinate.
Time to Harvest from Germination:Around 40 days.
Pests and Disease Observed: None
Mint grows vigorously. You’ll see mint spreading everywhere in your pot even from a single stalk. In about 20-30 days after your plant has taken root you can start harvesting.
Mint has lots of health benefits, include this herb in salads, soups, tea and other beverages.