Mint Plant Care: The Ultimate Do's and Don'ts for Growing Mint at Home


Do Choose the Right Pot: Opt for a spacious container with good drainage to prevent root rot and ensure your mint thrives. 

Don't Overwater: Mint dislikes soggy soil, so water it when the top inch of soil is dry, but don't drown it. 

Do Provide Adequate Sunlight: Mint loves sunlight, so place it in a spot with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 

Don't Forget to Prune: Regularly trim your mint to encourage bushy growth and prevent leggy stems. 

Do Use Well-Draining Soil: Mint prefers soil with good drainage to avoid waterlogged roots. 

Don't Allow Crowding: Mint can be invasive, so plant it separately or in a container to prevent it from taking over your garden. 

Do Harvest Correctly: Pick mint leaves from the top down and avoid cutting more than one-third of the plant at a time.