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Growing Spearmint from a Cutting?

Can you "root" in water or grow a cutting from a spearmint plant? Has anyone done this, or do you have any information? The research I've done so far hasn't turned up with any real results. Thank you.

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By LaLa from North Augusta, SC

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By John M L (Guest Post)
December 1, 20080 found this helpful

Sure, mint of any kind is very easy to start. Stick a sprig with several leaves in water. Pinch off a couple of the bottom leaves. The roots grow at the nodes. Plant in yard or garden when a bunch of roots appear.

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By LaLa (Guest Post)
December 2, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you very much!

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By Pat (Guest Post)
December 2, 20080 found this helpful

John is right, many things will root in water. I am really into gardening and I have an old aquarium outside with six packs filled with perlite for rooting plants. I cover the top with glass, leaving it slightly ajar. I mist the cuttings every day and keep the perlite damp. I have good luck rooting a lot of things this way.

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By Ashley (Guest Post)
December 4, 20080 found this helpful

You will have no trouble rooting spearmint either in water or directly in soil. I had a 100 year old house with spearmint growing through the foundation into the cellar. It was white wherever it grew without sunlight!

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(no chlorophyl). Once you have it rooted, be sure to plant it (or any mint) in a pot. If you put it in the ground it will take over. Enjoy.

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December 4, 20080 found this helpful

You might have to limit yourself to certain seasons when you try to grow cuttings. Just a suggestion.
I understand mint is invasive, so it should be placed in a pot in the garden from whence it can't escape through a drainage hole in the bottom.

Where I live, mint is an annual, so the 'escape and take over' factor isn't a problem.

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By kathleen (Guest Post)
January 24, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with the others, mint is very easy to grow. I have it in my flower beds all around the house. It smells very nice when you walk by it.

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Just cut a limb off, stick it in the ground, keep damp till you see it growing. I also like to make mint tea. Good luck.

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