The benefits of Pudina are many, and I always made to keep a good stock of these leaves in my fridge. But, the aroma and the taste of fresh mint leaves is completely different. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to grow Pudina at home.
I have tried many ways to grow this plant, but failed miserably. I once planted Pudina stems, had an amazing growth, but the complete plant suddenly started to dry up. Though I was a little sad, I did not give up, and tried various methods, and finally succeeded.
And, this is that method I am going to share with you all today. Try this way to growing Pudina, and you will have abundant growth in no time, and you will stop buying it from the store as well.
So, what do you need to get started…Let’s see
- First make sure you buy a healthy bunch of Pudina (organic)
- Prepare the soil at least a day before. Prepare the soil mix by mixing 40% red soil, 30% cocopeat, 30% vermi-compost. Make sure the soil is damp, and not soggy
Now that you have the Pudina and the soil ready, you can get started.
You can even check out the video on the same
Step 1 – Take the bunch of store bought Pudina, and keep the stems in fresh water. Change the water every day. You should see the roots forming in two-three days.
Step 2 – Once the roots are formed, take out the Pudina from the water; wash the stems, near the roots gently to get rid of any dead leaves.
Step 3 – If you find the roots are formed well, you can start planting.
Step 4 – Make sure the soil is loose, and damp. If not add some water, and wait till the water is all absorbed. The best time to plant these is in the evening.
Step 5 – Make holes in the soil, take a few stems at a time, and start planting. Finish with the rest of the Pudina stems.
Step 6- Water and move the tub to shade.
Make sure you water the plants every day. Do not over water, and keep the plant tub in shade for 4-5 days, and move to a place where it receives morning sunlight after that. After a week, you will see that the Pudina stems are growing really well.
Some tips to keep in mind
- Do not use chemical based insecticides or fertilizers
- Pudina hardly gets any leaf based infections. If you are doubtful, you can spray with Neem oil once a month.
- Make sure to pluck the Pudina leaves from time to time. If not, the growth reduces, and the stems start to dry. Even if you are not using, pluck the leaves (especially near the tips) and share them with neighbors.
- For an organic fertilizer, you can always use Organic Sea Weed Fertilizer once every 15 days.
So, follow this method and the tips, and trust me, you will see how well the Pudina plant starts to grow. Do give a try, and let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below.