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Mint In Water

Mint

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.

Let’s get growing!

Fun Fact: Another word for Mint is Puduna and Mentha, and there are 500 different types!

Mint Basics

  • 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

Grows Well With

  • Oregano and Marigolds
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage/ Cauliflower/Kale
  • Tomatoes/Eggplants
  • Peas/Beans

Mint is best grown in moist well drained soil and Full Sun all day or Half Shade, as well as a warm climate (at least 55-70 degrees)

Hydroponic Mint

Using Mint in a Hydroponics system grows easily and efficiently! Just remember if a leaf looks like it’s dying or turning brown make sure to clip it early on in the growth process. If a leaf goes brown or starts to die it can be bad for your whole system of growth.

Aerogarden

Mint is one of the top used Herbs in the Aerogarden Community. Knowing the Puduna is an Herb in can grow in any Hydroponic system including the Kratky System! Just don’t forget about pruning your plants. That’s very important for your plants over all growth in the system.

I love looking at my Kratky system growing big and strong. Each system is so unique and love every one.

Grow with Me – Mint from Grocery Stems 

Aeroponic Mint

 Just Follow the Same instruction listed for Hydroponics to start growing Aeroponically for the Herb!

Indoor Mint

Growing your plant indoors is a blast of Fresh Smells and Flavor! You can easily grow Mentha using Aeroponics and Hydroponics Indoors. If you’re really into Mint 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

Pruning Mint 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.

Pest Control

The sweet thing about growing mint right in your kitchen is no outdoor pests. But if you do grow outside just make sure to look out from spider mites.

Diseases

With growing Mentha 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 Mint inside, make sure the sun isn’t too hot for the plant. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, or in partial lighting.

The Mint 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 mint 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. 

 

Inside Scoop

When growing Mint, 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 the Mentha happens to get out of control, simply cut it down or keep pruning it. Mint 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 Mint, 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. 

  1. 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. 
  2. Mint Garden Seeds – This comes with 4 different types of Mint! Common Mint, Lemon Mint, Peppermint, Lemon Balm. 
  3. Seed Names – Peppermint Herb has great reviews for the flavor, shipping, and germination rate! 
  4. 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 

  1. 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! 
  2. Environet Self Watering Planter – This comes with 3 different herbs, Basil, Mint and Cilantro. This is great if you want to try out other herbs! 
  3. 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! 

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