Comment réaliser une bouture de menthe ?

How to make a mint cutting?

Mint, or of its scientific name "Mentha", is an aromatic plant extremely appreciated for its fresh taste and fragrant. It is also a variety Very easy to cultivate, both in garden and interior: in pots, vegetable patch or planter, which makes it ideal for starting in gardening.
You can Combine several varieties mint to enjoy both a soft flavor as pepper: peppermint, lemon mint, green mint or Moroccan mint.


Mint culture

By sowing

The sowing consists in planting the seeds to cultivate its plants. For this, Urban Cuisine advises you seeds labeled "organic farming" which are more resistant and can be cultivated over the long term.
You will then have to prepare your pots, your vegetable garden or your planter by installing a clay ball, then soil. Then sow your seeds before covering them with a thin layer of soil. Complete the operation by watening slightly.


By multiplication techniques

You can also multiply your varieties thanks to techniques like those of cutting. This works very well for the culture of mint, basil, rosemary or thyme.
To cut, you don't need any seeds but simply take stems with a mint foot. It will ideally take your stems during spring (Apr in Jul), before the arrival of the flowers. On this date, your plants will be more conducive to multiplying.

3 steps to harvest your cuttings:

1) Equip a pair of scissors or a shears Then choose the stems that have not yet flowered.
2) Cut about 10cm
3) Leave the base So that the upper can focus on root formation. Leave only a few leaves on the top of the stem

Cutting in the water

Necessary material :

- a glass of water
- some water
- a pot or buckets
- soil

Once you have prepared your stems, put them in a glass of water well filled. The water must cover the knots Because this is where the roots will develop best. However, water should not cover the leaves because they may rot. Change the water every two or three days for 2 weeks.
After 15 days, you should be able to see white roots, it is a sign that it is time to plant your cuttings.
To do this, prepare the earth: a layer of clay balls with soil, and pour this soil into pots or in the container of your choice. Make a hole in the earth, then Plant the cuttings. Complete the cutting in watering abundantly.

Once the mint is planted, cut the plant a little to stimulate growth. Once your plants have reached 10cm, you can mint So that the foot is more bushy.


Necessary material

- a bell: plastic water bottle or freezing bag
- some water
- a pot or buckets
- soil

1) Take your cuttings
2) Pour soil in a jar
3) Make a hole in the earth
4) Plant your stems And tap The earth around the stem
5) Cover the pot with a freezing bag or a half cut bottle for a bell system
6) Place the pot atshadow And aerate regularly Your mint plant

Earth cutting in 8 steps

Necessary material

- an unprotected tank
- some water
- a pot or buckets
- soil
- A stretch film

1) Pour in a container a layer of clay balls, then soil
2) Place this container in a unprotected tank
3) Fill The water tank on 3cm
4) Take mint stems
5) Make a hole in the earth that you have prepared
6) Plant the stems mint in the holes
7) Water floor
8) Cover with a stretch film to speed up root growth



If you have planted your cuttings in buckets or in a small pot, you can Replant in a larger container, in garden, pot, planter or vegetable garden. For this, it will be necessary prepare the earth in your container and make a hole in this soil. Then collect the mint foot using a large spoon without touching the roots. Plant the mint foot in the other container, tamp the earth, then sprinkle.


If you want to start with the cultivation of a green mint plant, before switching to the cutting stages, discover our crop clod: a 3-in-1 capsule comprising a soil suitable inside, original seeds French and labeled organic farming and optimized nutrients for the growth of your plant. Our crop clod is available in its cork pot, 100% French too!


You can also cut other varieties of aromatic herbs: basil, the rosemary and the thyme. You can consult Urban Cuisine's advice on the culture and maintenance of your varieties available on blog articles: "How and when to pick mint in a pot?", "The cultivation of rosemary in pot: watering, size, cuttings", "How to plant and water the thyme in a pot?" and many others.

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