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Do you want to learn how to grow Mint easily in Hydroponic and Aeroponic Systems? Growing Mint in hydroponic and aeroponic systems is super easy to grow inside, it’s practically made for it! This crop is one of the most loved in almost every community.
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Fun Fact: Another word for Mint is Puduna and Mentha, and there are 500 different types!
- Optimal Ph: 5.5-6.0
- Optimal cF: 20-24
- 1400-1680 PPM
- Temp: 55-70 Degrees
- Enjoys: clay pebbles, quality water and full sunshine or half shade
Hydroponics is an innovative way of growing plants without soil. Instead, they are grown in nutrient-rich water solutions. Mint is a great plant to grow in hydroponics because it is easy to care for and grows quickly. In this article, we will guide you on how to use mint in hydroponics and ensure that your plants grow efficiently.
Before you start growing mint in hydroponics, you need to select the right variety. There are several types of mint, including peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint. Choose a variety that suits your taste and purpose. Peppermint is great for teas, while spearmint is ideal for culinary purposes.
Ensure that your hydroponics system is set up correctly before you start growing mint. You will need a reservoir, a water pump, and grow trays. Fill the reservoir with nutrient-rich water, and connect the water pump to circulate the water. Place the grow trays on top of the reservoir and ensure that they are level.
Mint is a fast-growing plant that requires a lot of nutrients. You can plant mint seeds or cuttings in your hydroponics system. If you are using seeds, ensure that they are planted at the right depth. If you are using cuttings, place them in net pots and fill them with growing medium.
Mint requires adequate light, temperature, and humidity to grow. Ensure that your hydroponics system has enough light, preferably 12-16 hours a day. The ideal temperature for mint is between 65°F and 75°F. Keep the humidity levels between 40% and 60%. Monitor the pH levels of the water, and adjust them as needed.
Mint can be harvested once it has grown to a height of 6-8 inches. Use scissors to cut the stems just above the leaves. Ensure that you do not cut more than one-third of the plant at a time. This will allow the plant to continue growing and produce a higher yield.
Growing mint in hydroponics is an excellent way to produce fresh herbs for your culinary needs or for medicinal purposes. Remember to maintain your hydroponics system and monitor the growth of your plants regularly. If a leaf looks like it’s dying or turning brown, clip it early on in the growth process to prevent damage to your entire system. With proper care, you can enjoy fresh mint all year round!
Grow with Me – Mint from Grocery Stems
Mint is a versatile herb that can be used in various dishes and drinks. Growing mint aeroponically is a great way to ensure that you have a steady supply of fresh mint year-round. Aeroponic gardening is a soil-free method of growing plants that uses a nutrient-rich mist to nourish the plants’ roots. Here’s how to grow mint aeroponically:
Choose the Right Variety of Mint
There are several varieties of mint, including peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint. When choosing which variety to grow aeroponically, consider the plant’s growth habit and flavor. Peppermint is a vigorous grower, while spearmint has a milder flavor. Chocolate mint has a unique flavor that can add depth to desserts and cocktails.
Set Up Your Aeroponic System
To grow mint aeroponically, you’ll need an aeroponic system. This can be a DIY system or a commercially available one. The system should include a reservoir, a pump, and misting nozzles. The nozzles will spray a nutrient-rich mist onto the mint’s roots.
Prepare the Mint Cuttings
To propagate mint aeroponically, you’ll need to take cuttings from an existing mint plant. Cut a stem that is around 4-6 inches long and remove the lower leaves. Dip the cut end of the stem into rooting hormone, and then insert it into a net cup filled with clay pebbles.
Monitor the System
Once the mint cuttings are in the net cups, place them in the aeroponic system. The system should be placed in a well-lit area, away from direct sunlight. Monitor the system to ensure that the misting nozzles are working correctly and that the nutrient solution is at the right pH level.
Harvest and Enjoy
In about two weeks, the mint cuttings should have rooted and started to grow. Once the plants have reached a decent size, you can start harvesting the leaves. Use the fresh mint in your favorite recipes, or dry the leaves for later use.
Growing mint aeroponically is a fun and easy way to ensure that you always have fresh mint on hand. With the right variety of mint, an aeroponic system, and a little bit of monitoring, you can enjoy fresh mint year-round.
Growing your plant indoors is a blast of Fresh Smells and Flavor! You can easily grow using Aeroponics and Hydroponics Indoors. If you’re really into fresh herbs and veggies and want to grow some right at home I recommend getting an Aerogarden 3 Pod System. It will look amazing in your kitchen and will smell absolutely amazing.
Pruning is a very simple task. Just make sure to prune before your plant gets too tall or overgrown. After a year or two of pruning it can lose some flavor.
The sweet thing about growing right in your kitchen is no outdoor pests. But if you do grow outside just make sure to look out from spider mites.
With growing indoors just look out for the basic things like when growing anything else. Look out for Mold, Mint Rust and Mini Borers. Which can be fixed with the proper watch and care of the plants.
Tips & Tricks
You are able to use tap water for your plant, just try to avoid any hard water. Hard water makes it difficult for the plant to absorb the water.
When growing herbs inside, make sure the sun isn’t too hot for the plant. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, or in partial lighting.
The plant is a great way to repel bugs away from your other plants.
You can grow it in just water! All you need is water, sunlight and a container.
When growing in the sunlight, a great way to determine if it’s too hot is to place the back of your hand at the top of your plant. If it’s uncomfortable for you, then it is uncomfortable for the plant. Remember that this plant does great in partial lighting! Simply back up the plant from the light.
When growing hydroponically, you will need to be careful where you place it. If you decide to place it outside, then it may become overgrown. So, place it where you want it or keep a barrier around it, so it doesn’t spread.
People like to say mint is like a weed, it just keeps growing and growing and it’s very hard to get rid of.
If it happens to get out of control, simply cut it down or keep pruning it. It is a strong plant and can take a massive amount of pruning when needed. So don’t be nervous to prune it!
Many people say that it grows better in soil, so if you need to replace your mint with a different plant in your AeroGarden, place your plant in a jar of soil.
When growing this particular plant, avoid high nitrogen formula as it may lead to nice green greens, but the taste will be grossly substandard.
Where to purchase the best seeds:
Many people that have received the AeroGarden Mint, HATE it. They say that it has hardly any flavor, or the seed simply doesn’t germinate for them. So I have created a list of the best Mint Seeds for you! Note that there are different types of mint when purchasing your seeds.
- The AeroGarden Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit, 25 has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. This has everything you need to get started with hydroponics, other than the system of course! Note that this kit does not include the seeds.
- Mint Garden Seeds – This comes with 4 different types of Mint!
- Seed Names – Peppermint Herb has great reviews for the flavor, shipping, and germination rate!
- 6 Mint Seeds Garden Pack – This Mint Variety comes with Mountain Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wild Mint, Anise Hyssop and Common Mint. The only complaint growers had with this is how many seeds each Mint had. But overall, a great variety of mint!
If you are nervous about purchasing seeds, then I would recommend purchasing a Mint Plant and reuse that. You can buy this online, or simply at your nearest grocery store. It’s super simple to do! I have found a few great Amazon Options
- This Self Watering Mason Jar Herb Garden Starter kit – Mint is great for those growers that don’t have the time to get started with their mint! It requires very low maintenance, plus it comes with the seed already planted!
- Environet Self Watering Planter – This comes with 3 different herbs. This is great if you want to try out other herbs!
- Modern Sprout Garden Jar Mint – This super simple, and cute jar is ready to grow once you get it! The Glass is recycled (we love that) and is self watering!