How to Grow Mint

Growing mint

Mint is an aggressive growth plant. Its underground root structure spreads like a web and sends shoots up all around the parent plant. Mint is a very easy herb to grow and it will thrive in most gardens.

To get started from a parent plant, check out our guide on how to grow mint from cuttings.

Mint can also be grown from seed or purchased at most garden centers and greenhouses.


Once you have a mint plant or seedling on hand, plant the mint in well-draining soil. Mint is easy to care for, but planting it in the right soil is important for a healthy plant.

If you are growing your mint plants in a hanging basket or pot, regular potting soil will be fine.


Make sure to plant the mint where it’ll get plenty of sunlight. Mint plants perform the best when they have a full day of sun, but a part-day of shade won’t kill them.


Water mint plants when the soil around the plant has dried. Typically, when the first 1/2 inch of soil is dry, the plant is ready to be watered.

Mint is a great plant to try growing. It’s an easy-care plant, so it’s perfect for beginner gardeners.

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