Pruning Mint For Newer, Healthier Plant

During the few weeks of dry spell and extreme heat in January, most of our home grown mint plants from cuttings became rather unhealthy looking, branches were dry and hard while the leaves were browning too soon. It was my cue for a cruel to be kind action: an absolute pruning.

It really seems like a very cruel thing to do, as I'd have to cut the dry and dead bits all the way down till I can see some green in the middle of the cut stems, so that the plants get to grow new shoots again.

Within 10 days, we've got some fresh new leaves sprouting all over the pot, new life just in time for the Lunar New Year of the Dog!

I believe we'll have lots of mint leaves to harvest and dry for another lot of homemade mint sauce 😋


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