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How to plant peppermint from cuttings

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to plant peppermint from cuttings

Peppermint is an aromatic plant widely used for various uses such as teas or in cocktails, to make some combinations such as the famous mojito. Although we can find it in stores, it is always much better to grow it ourselves at home. and planting peppermint is a very simple task. It adapts well to various climates and only needs light and high humidity. So that you too can grow your own, on OneHowTo.com we teach you the basics of how to plant peppermint.

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Steps to follow:
1

The best thing to do is to plant peppermint from the cuttings of another plant and the ideal time to do so will be during the first weeks of spring.

2

A good idea is to put the cuttings in a glass by dipping the roots in water, so they grow and take root better.

3

We can plant peppermint sprouts directly in soil or in pots. The advantage of doing it in pots is that they can change places if weather conditions are very adverse.

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If you plant the peppermint in pots, choose one of considerable size, as this plant spreads easily.

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Place it in a pot with a good drainage system to prevent standing water. Without a good drainage system, the root of the peppermint plant will rot.

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Then fill the substratum plant pot with the peppermint cuttings.

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Put the pot in a place where it is protected from solar radiation as it does not tolerate direct and constant sunlight.

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If you sow the peppermint directly into soil in your garden, you must also ensure that you don't do so in a place where the sun shines all day. Therefore, the place will be in partial shade.

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Water your peppermint plant steadily, to ensure that the soil is moist, but is also very important that the roots do not remain flooded as they may rot.

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Do not miss the steps for planting other herbs in these articles: How to plant parsley at home, how to grow basil or how to plant lavender.

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Tips
  • If you also have mint plants in your garden, you should not put them close together because they will mix together and all become peppermint plants.

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