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How to Grow Mint In the Best Soil for Mint

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Mint is a favorite plant for indoor and outdoor gardens. It needs a lot of water, and should be pruned back to about 5cm (2in) from its base at the beginning of summer. If you want mint plants to be kept together, you should space them at least 12 inch apart. If they are still in a pot you should cut them in half.

Mint loves moist soil with a pH six to seven. If you are planting mint indoors, make sure to use a soil test kit to determine the pH level. Miracle-Gro, which is made from aged compost, can be used to test your soil if you don't have the time. Although the soil is suitable for plants, it may need to be fertilized with extra water or fertilizer.

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Mint indoors can be grown by starting with seeds. They can also be planted in the ground. Once they have become established, you will be able to move the pot around to a bigger location. Once they're established, make sure you water them every week and rotate your pots often. This will stop roots from growing out of the drainage holes. A plant-propagator kit is a great option if you are looking to grow mint indoors. It has many nutrients that will give your plants the best start.

One plant is enough to grow mint in an indoor area. You need to space it 18 inches apart. A hydroponic system, or a tent, may be more appropriate depending on the space. Both types of plant need a consistent moisture level to survive. Water the plants when the soil is dry to the top. You can also give the plants water-soluble foods. The leaves can be harvested at regular intervals. However, you must remember to trim the stems to encourage growth.

Mint grows easily. Mint roots are also called "runners" as they sprout new plants quickly. It is a beautiful perennial herb that can take over a garden. To grow mint, make sure to give it a sunny location with filtered sunlight. It will thrive in a sunny spot, and it will keep you fresh-smelling. You need to be careful. This herb is difficult to transplant and must be kept well-watered to prevent it from rotting.

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Mint does best in partial shade or full sun. Mint may be a problem if it is planted in the ground. It is easy to grow from root cuttings. If you are planting mint in the ground, it should be planted in a shady spot because it will not grow as well as it will if it's in the shade. It's best to keep the mint in a shaded area that gets plenty of sun.

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How to Grow Mint In the Best Soil for Mint