Container Garden:Transplanting Mint

I received from Nichols Seed Company yesterday the two mint plants I ordered in January. One is a Black Simpson peppermint and the other a spearmint. I am considering transplanting them both to a seven gallon nursery pot. They will share an apartment for a while until I figure- out how much of each I will use. If I need more of either for my kitchen later I will take a cutting or a root to another location.
Are there cautions to this plan that my inexperience in gardening is not allowing me to see?
Any comment is welcome.
Thank you.
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I don't know those varieties but do know that some will outgrow and crowd out others :-(
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The alternative is to adopt a border collie.
She totally destroyed my mint patch. <g>
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Mine specializes in beets and lettuce:-( <groan>
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Believe it or not, a low wire fence helps. I used to have NO grass at all in the front yard. I fenced off the middle and one side and left her a "race track" around the perimeter which I'll be lining with a wood mulch for looks and mud control.
I now have grass returning to life in those protected areas. :-) She jumps that low fence in the middle to go potty, but she does not stay in there and stomp it all to death.
Right now I'm allowing her to kill the star jasmine in one area where I don't want it. That stuff is a bear to pull out.
I'll fence it off once it's clear and put down landscaping fabric before refinishing it.
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She? Mine (Beau) only fires blanks but I'm sure he would like to meet your little border collie. He is a short hair (McNabb). I use a motion detecting sprinkler but Beau always finds when it's not turned on to work his magic. He is also exploring other parts of the garden now. He likes to finds an area and then paw it up like he is a bull or somethin'. We have three lots of steep hillside and a bend in the one way narrow street that we live on, so he has lots of fence line to interact with pedestrians. I swear he hits warp nine going from one end of the yard to the other (In contravention of all the laws of physics.). His foster sister, Lilly, is a German shepherd and likes to play bounce the border collie (she is 85 lbs. to his 45 lbs.) and then she licks him. They are seven ears old this year and I hope that the start to show their age. My garden deserves it. I deserve it.
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Jewely is also a short hair and she is spayed. A LOT of BC's end up killed in shelters. They are such cute puppies but so bloody hyperactive that many that get them have no clu' how to handle them.

Jewel's does not dig. She is just constantly in motion so stomps everything to death! The only plants that she damages deliberately are tree branches that she leaps up in the air to grab. I've not had to prune new low branches now from the hackberries for a couple of years. <g> I fenced the crepe myrtle off to protect it, and she was tearing strips of bark off of my old growth cedar, so I fenced that off too. <sigh>

confined to the fenced yard and does not jump it even tho' she could. It's only 5 ft.

Heh! Sounds like it's fun to watch. Jewely's playmate right now is a Pembroke corgie I'm fostering for my sister and brother in law. She is a cool dog too.
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I do believe that on Mon, 28 Apr 2008 01:42:39 -0500,

How to handle Border Collies?
I'd love to share a story with you. :-)
We have a Park where dogs are permitted to run off-lead and many dog owners take advantage of the opportunity to exercise their dogs while socialising with other dogs and dog owners.
A young man walked an uncontrollable BC and an elderly gentleman walked his wonderfully trained BC at the same park.
The BC owned by the elderly man eventually died of old age and the man didn't frequent the Park for about a Month. But then one afternoon he turned up again in company with the BC previously owned by the young man. The young man had conceded defeat and passed ownership of the BC to the elderly gentleman.
The BC recognised me and exchanged pleasantries with my dogs, but the change in behaviour of the BC was amazing and people could be excused if they thought it was a different dog.
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It's amazing what a little training can do. <g> It's hard tho' to slow down a dog that needs to be constantly moving. I just compensate for it.
She's fine on a leash. I trained her using a head collar. She is also _perfect_ in her recall training.
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Kinda looks like me, during my nap.
The "Hounds from Hell", a.k.a. Lilly & Beau. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=t5hv1w&s=3
They love taking walks but they rarely invite me. Escaping from the yard just adds some spice, for them.
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<giggles>
Ok, Beau looks just like Jewels. :-) I'd kinda questioned her heritage due to the short hair. Nice looking shephard! I've considered one of those in the future.

Sounds dangerous. :-(
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Two of the smartest breeds, and I'm paying the price;-( Not that they aren't sweet and affectionate but lord, every time you turn around it's something else. They plot against us and against each other. The other day, Lilly went snarling and barking to the front gate. (The regulars know that she is a fraud and reach in and pet her.) Beau ran after her. While he was looking around to see what the fuss was about, she ran back down the stairs, and ate the last of his breakfast.
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You want smart, try a Pembroke Corgie! She gets most new things in 2 to 3 tries. She outsmarts the BC when they play. I watched her deliberately trip Jewely one time, then sit there and laugh.

Heh! The price of caring for hyperactive dogs. ;-D
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snipped-for-privacy@tiscali.co.uk says...

Or you need an environment that's as competitive as the mint... like ours. --Mint grows strongly and well in several, locations. In other areas, our pet garden thugs beat it, and each other into submission.
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I planted mine in a Belfast sink. The hens have kept it under control, in fact they've cleared it completely. I thought that was impossible!
There's one new plant growing in the nearby veg. plot which is protected from the hens, it's safe there. The sink didn't stop it spreading :-(
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snipped-for-privacy@realguns.com says...

I thank everyone who posted in response to my inquiry of suitability to potting peppermint and spearmint plants together. The main caution was their known tendency to colonize nearby territory. I planted them together in a seven gallon nursery pot (14 inch diameter) and told them to stay there. They seemed to agree that they would.
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LOL!!!
So does Lemon Verbena. ;-)
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