How to grow mint indoors?

Growing mint is easily possible indoors on a kitchen window or in your living room. You just need to make sure that it gets enough sun for some hours in the day. But there’s much more that you need to take care of. In this article, we’ll discuss how to grow mint indoors like a pro.

How to grow mint indoors?

  Mentha piperita L.
Common Name Mint
Family Lamiaceae
pH 7.0-8.0
Climate Warm sunny days/ shaded areas
Soil Well drained, and rich with organic matter
Harvesting Pick up the leaves when full green
Fertilizer High nitrogen content

Varieties of Mint

There are some mint varieties given below:

  • Peppermint
  • Pineapple mint
  • Spearmint
  • Pennyroyal 
  • Horsemint
  • Red raripila mint
  • Chocolate mint
  • Orange mint
  • Calamint
  • Apple mint (woolly mint)
  • Watermint
  • Basil mint
  • Ginger mint
  • Chewing gum mint

Benefits of Mint

Mint is an herbaceous plant that helps in many health issues. It contains fiber, iron, manganese, folate, and Vitamin A.

  • It recovers brain functions
  • Decrease stress and anxiety level
  • It helps to cure cough and cold 
  • It improves the digestion
  • Peppermint gel helps lactating mothers to reduce nipple pain
  • Asthma disease can be treated with mint
  • It gives healthy fresh skin
  • It helps us to treat dental problems
  • Taking mint leaves tea helps to reduce weight
  • It soothes the throat
  • It can boost immunity power

How can you propagate mint indoors?

It is so easy to grow mint at home indoor, outdoor, water, and soil. You can also grow mint in pots. Mint can be grown in water or hydroponics as well. For growing mint indoors and in kitchen gardens you need to follow these practices.

 

  • Select a variety of mints that you want to grow in your home garden
  • Choose the way of propagation soil or water
  • In a glass jar or ceramic pot
  • Take the type from a nursery or any farm 
  • Must take the fresh and diseased free variety 
  • Cut the branch of mint from a bunch or your friends garden 
  • Make a slanting cut with the help of a sharp knife
  • Remove the leaves except two to three at the top
  • Check the node portions to be prominent 
  • Dip the stem in water properly 

Grow Mint in Soil indoor 

  • If you want to grow in soil, you must choose well-drained and fertile soil for propagation
  • Potting soil should also be perlite, coconut coir, and vermiculite
  • Choose the small pot for planting mint How to grow mint indoors
  • Make sure sterilized and diseased free pot and soil
  • Take the stem as discussed above slanting cut and two to three leaves at the top 
  • Now put the cutting into the soil with the help of a trowel or by hand digging
  • Place it firmly with the soil
  • Sprinkle some water at the end 
  • For both either soil or water, sunlight should be six hours a day

Harvesting of Mint

  • Harvesting of mint leaves is so easyHarvesting mint
  • Pick the leaves with the help of a sharp scissor or hand 
  • Put fertilizers in a liquid form but not very much
  • Don’t do over-irrigation, just when soil becomes dry 
  • Do hoeing two times in a week
  • Relative humidity to keep the plant fresh and away from dryness
  • The temperature should be moderate about 25℃
  • Most developing varieties of mint are Spearmint
  • Apple mint 
  • Pineapple mint
  • Orange mint
  • Peppermint 

Both ways are so easy to grow mint indoors in water or soil. You can enjoy fresh leaves of mint whenever you want for making fresh mint yogurt and mint tea.

Recipes of Mint

There are some recipes of mint are given

  • Lemon mint tea
  • Mint yogurt               
  • Mint squash
  • Mint cocktail
  • Mint mango iced green tea
  • Mint julep
  • Mint sauce
  • Mint juice 
  • Mint green chili chutney

Lemon mint tea

Take two glasses of water, put seven to eight mint leaves in it, and cook it for ten minutes. After ten minutes, mint leaves give light green and yellowish color to tea. Mint leaves also provide a special fragrance to tea. Now squeeze a half lemon in a mug of tea and enjoy it in winter

Mint grapes slush

Pick some fresh leaves from your indoor organic mint plant. Put ten to twenty leaves in a blender, three spoons full of sugar, and twenty grapes. Blend it thoroughly that mint leaves are crushed properly. Add four to five ice cubes in it and blend a little enjoy your slush in summers and feel the real cool!

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