Mint Plants

When Is It Time to Harvest Your Mint

Anonymous added on May 25, 2011 | Answered

When is it time to harvest my mint,  and how far should I cut it down? What is the best way for me to dry it?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 26, 2011

You can harvest mint any time it is in leaf. You can cut it back to a few inches above the soil. Just leave at least a few leaves on the remaining stem. This article will help you with preserving it:

Was this answer useful?
Answered on May 26, 2011

I harvest mint as I need it. I trim it fairly short before it flowers & goes to seed. It's hard to get rid of if you decide you don't want it anymore. I keep it in a large pot because the roots send runners everywhere & can get out of control quickly.It grows all year. Just cover when there is danger of frost. I usually use it fresh,but if I do dry it I put it in a paper bag and put it in a freezer, inside the trunk of a car, a dehydrater, a low temp convection oven,a regular oven at lowest temp or natural sun.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Mint Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.