Mint - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by marykaser
June 4, 2010
What is the best way to grow mint in a pot? Mine dies every winter.


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Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010

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It's good to grow mint in a pot. If you plant it in the ground it can spread like wildfire! However, the roots of a plant growing in a container are susceptible to winter kill because they are exposed to the elements. The best way to insulate the roots is to sink the pot into the garden in the fall and unearth it each spring. If you can't do that, try to insulate the pot by wrapping it (but not the plant) in bubble wrap or other insulating material. I've had good luck with mine by wrapping the pot in bubble wrap and setting it in a larger pot (double insulation) then placing it close to the side of the building, out of weather extremes. Give this method a try this winter. Best wishes with your mint.

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