- Frequent harvesting is the key to keeping mint plants at their best.
- Right before flowering, cut the stems 1 inch from the ground.
- You can also just pick the leaves as you need them.
- You can grow the plants indoors for fresh leaves throughout the winter.
Correspondingly, how do you preserve fresh mint?
- Pick through the fresh mint, removing damaged leaves and tough stems and rinse. Gently spin dry or pat dry between two kitchen or paper towels.
- Chop the mint leaves (remove stems) and place 1-2 teaspoons into each compartment of an ice cube tray, filling about halfway.
- Top off with water and freeze.
How do you store fresh mint leaves?
- Lay mint leaves on a damp paper towel. If you find the paper towel is too wet, just gently wring out the water.
- Wrap up the leaves with the paper towel and place it into plastic bag.
- Place the plastic bag in your fridge.
What is a dry mint?