MINT GROWING GUIDANCE
What To Expect (Day 1) :
Mint is a rather ‘wild’ growing plant that needs frequent pruning to be kept in check. You can always eat what you prune, so you’ll have an abundance of freshly harvested mint on hand. You can begin picking leaves off your mint plant once it has reached at least 3-4 inches in height.
Touchpoint 1 (Day 20) :
Your mint should now be approximately 3 inches tall. To promote healthy growth in your mint plant, ‘top off’ the plant by snipping off the tops of each plant directly above a leaf node (where a set of leaves grow from the stem). This will encourage your mint to grow larger and fuller - if you cut one stem, it will reproduce and form two stems.
Touchpoint 2 (Day 42) :
After allowing your mint to grow for an additional 3 weeks, your mint should now be ready for pruning or a mini harvest. Always prune your mint starting at the top of the plant and work your way down. Snip directly above the plant’s node (where a set of leaves join the stem). You can now periodically trim sprigs of mint when desired and use entire sprigs or cut off the stems to just use the leaves.
Harvest (Day 80) :
Your mint has now reached maturity. You can continue to harvest your mint as needed and allow it to regrow for as long as desired. Once your plant begins to become more leggy and the stems become more wood-like, it indicates that your mint is nearing the end of its lifecycle and it’s time to replant.