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