Soil, pot & fertilizer, these things are really not needed for growing mint (PUDINA) in your kitchen garden. You can grow mint easily, by following some tips & tricks. Which I am sharing with you in this article.
So, Guys lets begin.
Steps to grow mint (PUDINA) in water
For growing mint, you need three things:
- Firstly, mint cuttings, which you will find easily at any grocery store.
- Secondly, the water in which we will grow mint for a long time. I will provide all the necessary tips in this article.
- The third important thing is boxes, Guys, you can reuse any box, like a mushroom box or curd box.
1. Here I am reusing the curd box.
We will be using the upper part of the small curd box, the other half is not needed in this process.
2. We will also use two more boxes. Among these two boxes, one I am going to use for storing water and other for planting cutting.
One in which we are going to plant cutting, we will make holes. As shown in the image.
The box is ready, & you can see there are so many holes in it.
3. Now in these holes, insert the mint cutting. Guys, while inserting cutting remove lower leaves. So, when we will add water below there would not be any leaves. As leaves present in the water will start decomposing & make the water dirty.
When you will be done with half of the inserting, you can Look, some cutting has long branches below, which can be cut short.
4. Here I want to give you one important tip, Guys, at least one or two nodes of cutting must be below the box.
Nodes mean, that points on the branch from where new branches or leaves start developing. Roots also develop from these nodes.
All holes are filled with cutting.
5. Now, we will remove the extra portion of branches, leaving two nodes below. Also, remove any leaves below.
6. Now, place the half-cut box inside the empty box & place box with cutting over it. Finally, add water & keep this arrangement at any bright location.
If your kitchen window is bright & getting at least morning sun then you can easily grow mint over there.
Six-day after planting cutting: You can see roots started developing.
Guys, let’s wait again for six more days and then watch it.
Twelve days after planting cutting: Cutting started growing from above, which is really great.
Now you can see the roots as well.
7. Guys, at this stage, for getting a good harvest, you need to top prune the plant.
Pruning will induce more branches & make plant bushier. In turn, we will get a good harvest.
You must be thinking, whether Mint will keep on growing like this in water, or we need to shift it in soil.
8. I must tell you that, you can keep on growing mint in water for as long as you like.
9. Just keep on changing the water at an interval of every 3-4 days, if you do not want to use any fertilizer.
Freshwater will replenish nutrients which will lead to the growth of the Mint plant.
10. Guys, if you do not want to change the water so frequently & you are comfortable with using fertilizer. Then you can add solid water-soluble fertilizer.
This one is having an NPK ratio of 30:10:10 with added micronutrients. Add just a pinch of this NPK at an interval of 15 days, after changing water.
You can also use liquid fertilizer. Which you have to use in combination.
- Also, you can use City Greens 600 ml Symphony Blooms bottle which is having micronutrients in it.
- And you can use Greens and Nutes which is having N, P & K with higher nitrogen concentration
Just add one drop from both the bottle at an interval of 15 days, after changing water.
Here is the result after the 24th day of planting.
Guys, after rooting, the plant starts growing very fastly.
Just you need to keep changing the water at 3-4 days interval or keep on adding fertilizer along with changing the water at an interval of 15 days.
Follow these simple tips and you can able to grow mint in the water at your kitchen window or kitchen garden.
Guys, I have shared the complete guide of growing mint in water.
Now I want you to try growing mint this way & do share your experience with us in the comment section.
10 health benefits of mint leaves
- It aids digestion and helps to remove stomach pains.
- It is a powerful liver booster (strengthen your liver).
- Consuming mint helps in cooling your body.
- Consuming mint produces positive relief for asthma symptoms.
- Mint leaves are good for dental hygiene.
- One of the nutritional benefits is that it helps us stop farting. since it eases digestion, the body makes less gas.
- It helps the body to remove mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi and trachea.
- Mint is believed to have potent cancer-fighting powers.
- Mint juice is great for removing acne and helps in cleaning the skin.
- Lastly mint is pleasant to the tastebuds.
Bye Guys, take care, happy gardening.
FAQs on how to grow mint
🌿 How long does it take for Mint to root in water?
It takes approximately one week for the mint to root in water. You just have to keep out of direct sunlight and change the water every day.
🌿 Can I grow mint in the water?
Yes, you can! essentially take tip cuttings of around 5 to 6 inches long from a grown mint plant. Remove the bottom leaves and place the cuttings in a water-filled glass or bottle.
🌿 What is the best fertilizer for Mint?
You can use City Greens 600 ml Symphony Blooms, Greens and Nutes (Complete Nutrition for Different Stages of Plant’s Life) and Orchid Boon – Fertilizer Kit.
🌿 Can you grow mint from a stem?
Yes, you can. Cut the mint stem just beneath a node (where a leaf develops) on the plant. Remove all but the top leaves. Stick a couple of cuttings into a glass container with around one inch of water. As the mint develops, replant in a bigger pot or in the ground.
You may also like to read our article on How to grow coriander in the water at home.