Growing Mint cuttings

I‘ve quite-successfully grew roots in water with Coleus (Hybrid Coleus) cuttings I earned by accident as a gardening/landscaping seasonal job. πŸ™‚ It expanded happily afterwards in rich organic soil.

Using the cuttings from an organic store, the thought of seeing if one could propagate mint into a ‘mini-army’ came to mind. πŸ˜› hehe To my joyous delight- one can grow them in water! πŸ˜€

1.) Cut the tips with a sterile knife or pair of scissors.
2.) Pinch off any leaves from the ends. This is so then no leaves can touch the water and produce leaf rot.
3.) Place the containers (jars, bottles, champagne glasses) in bright light; but not direct sunlight. Change the container’s water every other day.
4.) Transplant the mint into small pots when they have grown a reasonable amount of rooting (one half inch to one inch of rooting). Pinch the stem-tip off roughly a half an inch to trigger the mint herb to branch out in further growth after transplanted.
5.) Plant outdoors after the last frost in spring. Mint loves full warm sunshine! ❀

Update: 8:54 p.m.

I just learned how to grow a rosemary cutting in water, just a few minutes ago! πŸ˜€

The difference with soft stems verses more woody stems, like rosemary – is that you need to scrape with your nail most of the thin layer of bark at the end of the clipping, to help promote the roots better. Also, it takes a couple of weeks in comparison to spearmint, etc to grow root.Β  Another tip, is when you transplant the newly rooted clippings into soil, use the water it was growing in – so it can integrate better inside of the pot. πŸ™‚

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