The cost of living crisis has hit our pockets hard, so many of us are looking for ways to hold on to our money.
And now one woman has shared a tip on how you can keep costs down with an easy trick that’ll save you having to buy supermarket mint.
TikTok creator Jenna said instead of continuing to buy mint leaves from the shops all the time, you can simply grow your own from one single bag.
And the best part is, it’s super easy to do and doesn’t even require any expert planting knowledge.
All you need is some mint leaves, a cup, water and a pair of scissors – plus some soil to really get the most of your plants.
Jenna told viewers: ‘If you’re a massive chump like me, at some point in your life you will have spent money on mint. I’m here to tell you that you never have to do that again.’
She then shared the simple instructions: ‘First grab out your individual stems and gently remove the leaves from the bottom. Keep some leaves on the top.
‘Chop about a centimetre off the bottom of each stem like you would with some flowers, then find yourself a water receptacle and pop those stems in.
‘Pop them on a sunny windowsill and ignore them for about two weeks.’
Jenna added: ‘Mint also freezes super well so you’ve got no excuses. We don’t waste food in this household’.
After a few weeks, Jenna shared an update. She said: ‘We’ve already got some nice roots forming.
‘And look at this. This is after a month. Look at how many roots there are and look how big these stems have got. There’s so much new growth. These guys are happy on a windowsill.’
She reminded viewers not to plant in the ground: ‘Do not plant mint in the ground, it will perform a hostile takeover of your entire garden and you will be sick of the sight of mint.
‘I popped mine on my vegetable pallet. Water frequently and enjoy free mint for the rest of your life.’
What an easy hack.
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