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How to Grow Peppermint Plants

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How to Grow Peppermint Plants

The peppermint plant is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. It is native to Europe and the Middle East, but has been widely planted in gardens and homes across the globe. It is sometimes found in the wild alongside its parent species. This article explores the peppermint’s history and uses. Let’s take a closer look. Read on to learn more about this fragrant and delicious perennial.

Peppermint is a very hardy plant, and can survive light frosts and extended periods of cold weather. It needs a temperature range of 55 degrees Fahrenheit and above to grow optimally, but it will also tolerate warmer or colder temperatures. It is best grown in a slightly warm, humid climate with a good drainage. Otherwise, it will be prone to rot. It can be planted from seed, but be sure to separate it from other plants.

The cuttings should be taken during the growing season, and the top two inches must be removed to facilitate rooting. This will allow the plant to put its energy into its root system. After the rooting process is complete, transplant the peppermint plant to a larger pot or directly into your garden. The peppermint plant prefers moist, cool climates. It will grow best in soil that is well-drained.

Besides being used for cooking and baking, the peppermint plant can be grown as an ornamental plant. It is recommended to grow it in a pot or on a raised bed. Moreover, it can be incorporated into flower gardens. If you want to add a touch of mint to your flowers, you can place it in the flower garden. It requires moist soil and needs well-draining. For best results, fertilize it regularly with a mild granule fertilizer.

To grow peppermint in your garden, you need to cut the stolons. When they are sprouting out of the soil, the stolons will send out runners. The cuttings should be cut between six and eight inches long. When planted in a pot, peppermint will grow well and produce leaves that are a few inches long. When planted in a pot or garden, the seedlings should be 18 to 24 inches apart.

To grow peppermint, divide it once it has reached the desired size. The plant’s roots are usually shallow, and it is best to dig up the roots at least six inches. After the leaves are done, it will sprout, and the new plants will look beautiful in your garden. You can even freeze the leaves for later use. The only downside is that the plants can grow in containers. Fortunately, peppermint is easy to propagate.

After you have cut the cuttings, you should plant the peppermint plant. The cuttings should be between four and six inches long and contain healthy leaves and stems. Ensure that they are about four to six inches tall. After you have cut the stems, you should place them in a small glass of water. Ensure that they have enough space to grow. Once you’ve trimmed them, you can transplant them into a pot.


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