Grow Mint Indoors

November 17, 2018

Want to grow mint indoors? If so, you're in luck. Mint is relatively easy to grow in moderate light levels. If your mint gets leggy on your windowsill, that means it needs a grow light. There are hundreds of mint varieties, but popular types include chocolate mint, orange mint, lavender mint, apple mint, and pineapple mint.

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Mint grows more vigorously and produces more foliage and essential oils with longer days - but it also flowers more. You can grow under 12 to 13 hours of light from grow lights to slow flowering, or keep flowers pinched and harvest regularly under longer photoperiods of 14 to 16 hours.

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