But it went rampant and suffocated the lavender.
We learned the hard way should have put it in pots.
So we dug up every trace of the roots we could find.
Then picked off a few early stems and popped them in a jam jar to re-root.
My daughter was fascinated by the mint’s ability to grow new roots.
And to do this with no soil for food, just water.
Now we need to get into some pots so I can have some more mint tea!
Growing mint in water is a brilliant way to let children observe root growth.
And to help them understand that some plants can be propogated through cuttings.
And it really couldn’t be simpler – just pop cut mint stems in a jar of water and watch them grow.
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