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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Mint is pretty hard to kill. And it WILL take over the yard if planted in the ground, trust me! I think it also root in water.
Good luck
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wrote:

Mint will also grow in water. A friend got a Curley mint to go in a small tub pond and gave it to me when she tired of the pond. I keep it very wet with water always standing in the oversized bottom saucer, and my dogs drink that water constantly. I haven't tasted it but wonder if it tastes like mint to them? I can't bring myself to trying it. Thanks for the tip about repotting it. Mine is about filling the pot!! Nan in DE
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As others have commented, it would be more of a challange to try to kill these plants, once they are established, and they establish themselves very easily.
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Nearly impossible to kill even by neglect. Start new plants by burying a stem. Cut free and repot once roots form at nodes.
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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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