How to Grow Mint in Plastic Bottles? Step-by-Step

In this article, I will guide you on how to grow mint plants using plastic bottles alone. Mint is one of my favorite plants. Among the numerous plants in my garden, this is the most versatile and resilient. Mint contributes to the sweet aroma that comes out of my kitchen and adds a bit of spice to my meals. 

It is a beautiful additive for herb teas and offers unlimited health benefits – especially in the aspect of digestion

Because of its low-maintenance nature, you can easily plant using plastic bottles. I’ve tried this out several times with a 100% success rate.

It’s not difficult to plant mint in plastic bottles. I am going to prove that to you by revealing the simple process I follow.

The plastic bottle must be neat. It must be free from germs and contamination. Whenever I want to plant my mint, the first thing I do is wash my plastic bottle. Sometimes, I do this as a preventive measure. 

Furthermore, let your plastic bottle be wide enough to accommodate your seeds and leaves. 

Remove any labels.

Clean bottles prevent the spread of fungi and infection. It provides a sterile environment for your seeds and bulbs to germinate.

It reduces the risk of your seedlings being attacked by pests or diseases. When you use clean bottles, it ensures that the drainage holes are not blocked due to the accumulation of dirt.

  • Make small openings in the bottle using a sharp knife. This allows the free flow of air and is good for drainage.
  • Make an opening at the top of the bottle for planting and watering. Also, create an opening near the base of the bottle for drainage and air circulation.

I discovered that the use of quality potting mixes provides excellent drainage. It prevents waterlogging, which can lead to root rot and other water-related issues. Using a water-draining potting mix ensures that your mint roots have access to the right amount of moisture. 

Furthermore, good potting mixes have a light, airy structure, which allows for proper root aeration – enabling the roots to absorb nutrients.

If you are planting mint seeds, evenly scatter them over the surface of the soil and thinly cover them with a little bit of soil. Avoid dumping heavy layers of soil over them as this can prevent proper air circulation. 

If you are transplanting a mint seedling, gently place it in the soil. Ensure the roots are properly covered and held firmly for easy penetration into the soil.

Don’t overexpose your mint seedling to sunlight. A partial shade of sunlight is good enough to enhance your mint’s growth.

Position your plastic bottle in an area that receives a partial shade of sunlight. That is adequate. Direct sunlight might hurt your young mint plant.

This must be consistent and routinal. If you want to see your mint plant grow, then regularly water it and check for pests and diseases. It is important to thoroughly water the soil using a watering can or spray bottle. 

Afterwards, follow these steps:

  • Constantly check soil moisture levels and adjust your watering schedule. The soil is much drier during hot seasons and would likely require more water than other seasons in the year. 
  • Periodically trim your mint plants. It stimulates more growth and cultures its overall skeletal framework.
  • From time to time, you can add fertilizers to enable its healthy growth.
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I am sure you learned something valuable. Now, get to work and share your progress with me in the comment section. 

Grow Mint in Plastic Bottles

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