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.
Container Gardening in
Central California twelve miles from the ocean
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
Thanks for the tip about repotting it. Mine is about filling the pot!!
Nan in DE
[This followup was posted to rec.gardens and a copy was sent to the
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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