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How To Propagate Mint From Cuttings

How To Propagate Mint From Cuttings

We were in the kitchen recently debating about what the best kombucha flavours were. It was a unanimous yes for passionfruit, unfortunately the rest didn’t really turn out as we’d hoped (the carbonation was lacking).

One we had high hopes for was the mint/watermelon combo. And instead of having to continually buy store bought mint, I was going to propagate it into abundance at home.

So, how do you propagate mint from cuttings?

It’s dead simple. Mint is a tenacious grower in the garden and kind of hard to kill, so there should be a relatively high success rate.

  1. Start with a cutting of about 8 inches (20 cm) long and pick off the leaves up the last quarter of the stem.
  2. Place the cuttings into a glass jar and fill with water just below where the leaves begin.
  3. Wait patiently and you should start to see the roots emerging after 5 or 6 days
mint roots appearing in jar
mint roots appearing in jar

Compared to my basil propagation efforts the mint blows them out of the water. Almost literally.

I took the mint stem with the longest root I could find and transplanted this into a makeshift container.

Propagated mint with new roots
Propagated mint with new roots
How to propagate mint
He copped a little knock but it’ll be right.
Transplanted mint stem
Transplanted mint stem

I’ll report back in a couple weeks to share the progress and give an update on how successfull my attempt was at propagating mint.

How To Propagate Mint In A Minute
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How To Propagate Mint In A Minute
Mint is one of the easiest herbs to propagate. In this article I'll show you how you can do it quickly and successfully.
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