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How to trim a mint plant?

What happens to mint leaves after it blooms?

  • After mint blooms, it loses some of its essential oil, making the leaves less fragrant and flavorful. Watch for the buds that indicate when the plant is about to bloom.

How do you stop Mint from spreading?

  • Growing mint in pots or in a bed surrounded by a root barrier helps to prevent the unwanted spread of the plant. Cut back the entire mint plant to within 1 to 2 inches of the ground if it becomes overgrown or leggy.

What can I do with fresh mint leaves?

  • Small pieces of mint can be used in many recipes. If a recipe calls for dry mint, try using freshly cut mint in its place. This can add a stronger mint flavor. You can also add mint leaves to beverages like lemonade or mojitos to add flavor. Turn a small harvest into a new mint plant.

image-How to trim a mint plant?
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