The Q&A Archives: Mint from seed

Question: I don't seem to be having any success getting

Answer: Mint is difficult to grow from seed; most of the seed is sterile and all of the seeds need light to germinate. If you want to try again, just sprinkle the seeds on the top of the potting soil rather than covering it with soil. Mints like bright light and dryish soil. If you purchase a small plant you can propagate it by taking cuttings and popping them into moistened potting soil. They almost always root within a week or 10 days. Just take a stem with a node (that's where the roots will form) and stick it in moistened potting soil. Keep the soil moist and the cutting should root. When you plant it outdoors, it will grow in slightly dry soil. Hope this information helps!

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