wilted mint - Knowledgebase Question

sacramento, Ca
Question by vafox66
May 23, 2009
hi-i just transfered my mint into my garden and now its wilted (its droopy) is there a way to save it?

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2009


Although your new mint looks wilty, it will establish its root system in a week or so and you should see lots of new growth. Here's a big caution - mint can be next to impossible to remove from a garden once the roots are established so if you planted it in the ground, you may want to dig it up and replant it in a container so you can keep it in check. I've known gardeners who have spent years trying to remove mint from their gardens because it pops up both from seeds and from the very extensive root system. Even the smallest piece of root left in the ground will sprout into a new plants. So, keep your mint in a container and clip off any flowers before they set seed and you'll enjoy and appreciate your plant much, much more over the years.

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