How to germinate mint in a cup

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How to germinate mint in a cup

Mint or spearmint is a well-known herb throughout the world, not only for its recognizable aroma, but also for the large number of benefits it can bring us.

Mint (Mentha species) is a perennial that produces new foliage year-round if frost doesn’t kill the stems, making it one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors.

There are hundreds of different species, hybrids, and cultivars of mint. Some are more common than others when it comes to their taste and popularity. Unlike many other herbs, mint is very easy to grow indoors, as long as you give the plant plenty of light and consistent moisture.

Mint is attractive, but most of us don’t grow herbs for their good looks. We grow them for their flavors, and what could be better than chopping up your own fresh homegrown mint leaves to make a hot cup of tea on a cold day?

Since mint is constantly producing new stems and leaves, you’ll always have a few sprigs ready for harvest.

The Basics of How to Grow Mint Indoors

To maximize the growth of the mint plant you will need to provide it with a few things.


Mint or spearmint requires a very bright indoor location. Outdoors, mint can tolerate some shade. But inside, the more light, the better. Otherwise, the plant will stretch from the light and become pale and long-stemmed.

If you don’t have a sunny north-facing window that gets sun for most of the day, consider purchasing a small grow light to mount above your mint plant.


One of the easiest factors to consider when learning how to grow mint indoors is watering. Unlike other herbs and houseplants, mint is far from picky. Water the plant only when the soil feels dry to the touch and the pot is light.

What we will need to be able to propagate a lot of mint at home

Peppermint Benefits
  • a big cup
  • compost and soil
  • Peppermint Seeds
  • painter’s tape
  • drill with bit


  1. We will need a cup, vessel, pot or whatever you consider most appropriate to have your mints there.
  2. Make sure the plant container has a hole to drain the water.
  3. Pour the mixture into the cup without reaching the rim.
    Place the peppermint seeds inside above the mixture and a cm deep.
  4. Cover the seeds with more mixture and until you reach the edge of the cup, then you should water it but not flood it.

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