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Harvest flowers: As you are growing your delicious mint, allow several flowers to stay on the plant after flowers begin to fade in the end of summer. Seed pods will become visible as the flowers die. When blooms have turned brown, pick them from the plant and store in a bag or cardboard box to dry completely (2-3 weeks).
Extract seeds: Once pods are dry, crush them with your fingers to release the seeds. Winnow gently to separate the seed from the chaff.
Label and store: Mint seeds that are properly stored should remain viable for 2-4 years.
Mint is a vigorous plant that will quickly take over your garden. Many keep mint in check by planting it in a small pot, or regularly replanting around it. Plant mint in the spring after the last winter frost. Ideal soil pH for mint is between pH 6.0-7.0.
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