Mint

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#3
I cut the bottom out of a large pot and bury it about half way in the ground then plant the mint, it will keep your mint in one place for a few years, don't let the mint hang over the sides or it will take root so far I've had luck doing it this way.
 

Jade

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#4
I for one, have used large coffee cans with holes poked in the bottom, it works great. I agree, don't let them hang over the edge.
 
K

Kale

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#7
Which mints are you talking.
We (my little Kitty Kat and I) grow many.
They do not all behave the same way for us as of yet.

Kale:)
 
#8
My mother was house sitting for us while we were out of town and she went by one of the local garden shops and picked up some mint. She got orange, chocolate, and not sure what the other one is, the tag just says mint.
 

Randy

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#9
I used a half of a wine barrel to plant our mint in. That sits on our concrete back porch. But I saw some mint growing in another half barrel that was several feet away. My guess is that some seeds were scattered by the wind.
 
#11
I am thinking that I have to get a mint for our new house now. Hubby has his coffee brought over the border whenever someone "goes home", so I will save a can and sink it in my new herb bed. I love mint tea in the summer.
 
#12
how lucky for you I have wanted the citrus mints for awhile. Up here mint labeled 'mint' is the kind my grandmother used to pick out of the neighbors field for tea
 
#13
Jade be very careful with planting mint. It will go all over the place. I had liquorish mint that was given to me as Black Basil but was really in the mint family as it had the square stems. The plant was beautiful and I loved using it's color to mix in with my flower gardens. When it flowered I let it go to seed and the wind spread those seeds all over my garden and lawn. I had millions of plants that I battled for years. I say if you want mint for your tea find a vacant lot in your area and spread the seeds there and when you want a cup of tea take awalk and pick some. lol
 

Crabbergirl

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#14
My lawn has almost been replaced by mint. It is all throughout one of my neighbors and he has spent tons of money and time trying to kill it. ( go figure) It grows wild here and is highly invasive
 

Flower4Yeshua

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#15
I had the same think in Sacto Nancie...I loved it ...when i mowed it was a wonderful smell...I love mint...and grow several types also...most iI plant in containers...but a few that i want alot of to dry and have for teas...I have taken a bed by the front door that is up by the house and cement all the way around...it is now full of mints...
 
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Crabbergirl

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#16
I love mine too. and it helps keep fleas down. Also what a great smell when you mow:D
I want spearmint if I can find it here. might be too hot here.
 

Flower4Yeshua

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#17
peppermint is my favorite by far ....yesterday I was given a mint...or at least I think it is a mint called...Yerba Buena....Spanish for "good herb....from what I was told it is a pain reliever ...I need to do more research....I do remember as a child my granny growing something the same if not this plant..
 
#18
Jade be very careful with planting mint. It will go all over the place. I had liquorish mint that was given to me as Black Basil but was really in the mint family as it had the square stems. The plant was beautiful and I loved using it's color to mix in with my flower gardens. When it flowered I let it go to seed and the wind spread those seeds all over my garden and lawn. I had millions of plants that I battled for years. I say if you want mint for your tea find a vacant lot in your area and spread the seeds there and when you want a cup of tea take awalk and pick some. lol
I will be planting it in a coffee can, so I should be able to keep it under control. It has worked fine for me for the past twenty years anyway. Either that or I will plant it in the woods, and it will be much better than the greenbriar that is there now.
 

Crabbergirl

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#19
peppermint is my favorite by far ....yesterday I was given a mint...or at least I think it is a mint called...Yerba Buena....Spanish for "good herb....from what I was told it is a pain reliever ...I need to do more research....I do remember as a child my granny growing something the same if not this plant..
When you find out what it actually is let me know. A natural pain reliever is always good in the garden. I have a poor old dog ( actually 2 brother & sister) who are on rimadyl and it is way expensive. They will eat /drink anything I tell them to so that might be a better pain reiliver for them with less side effects.
 

Flower4Yeshua

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#20
When you find out what it actually is let me know. A natural pain reliever is always good in the garden. I have a poor old dog ( actually 2 brother & sister) who are on rimadyl and it is way expensive. They will eat /drink anything I tell them to so that might be a better pain reiliver for them with less side effects.
Yes it is ....I am late this evening for a meeting ...but when I have time in the next few days I shall post the links I found on this...very interesting
 


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