Vegetables and Fruit forum→Hello from Willinator, I am considering mint

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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 4, 2020 5:35 AM CST
OK here we go, I do like mint for iced tea, but have not considered the various types
I would think it needs to be planted sort of near to a water source because of the propensity
to be wet or have "wet feet". I have not tried growing mint in pots here in Houston, TX
but I might have to consider it. Then it would be a matter of choosing the variety of mint. Hurray!
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 6, 2020 7:08 AM CST
I have had a couple kinds of mint, here and there as it wanders in the garden. I have tried to keep some in pots at times.
In my limited and not very dedicated experience, mint looks beautiful until it blooms, bees love it, then goes to heck. And second year in a pot, it winds around or escapes.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
May 6, 2020 12:18 PM CST
I'm going to grow mint for my daughter, she lives in an apartment, much safer that way.
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
May 6, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Mint is a THUG! I wouldn't plant it anywhere but in a container.
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 6, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Well I do agree that most mint that I have grown in the past can get invasive. But right now we
have no mint here and I am wondering what might be good in a container away from a regular water source.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
May 6, 2020 7:54 PM CST
Near your hose hookup?
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 7, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Well, I could do that! But then I need to decide on what varieties might work and be available.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
May 7, 2020 11:20 AM CST
You could start out with the two classics, spearmint and peppermint. Spearmint can often be labeled as different varieties. Bruise a leaf and smell it before you buy.
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 7, 2020 11:24 AM CST
In the COVID-19 era, the bruise a leaf and smell test could be difficult.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
May 7, 2020 11:58 AM CST
lol.
They both smell 'minty' to me Shrug!
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
May 7, 2020 12:06 PM CST
I bruise leaves of various plants at the nurseries all the time. Still alive.
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 7, 2020 1:56 PM CST
Well it is not so much the actual bruising of the leaves. Its more like are
you able to go into a nursery at all. That is where I have to do my research.
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
May 7, 2020 6:00 PM CST
Ours are open. Sure glad that they are!
Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
May 7, 2020 6:03 PM CST
They better be open before Mother's Day, that's when they can sell more plants.
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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
May 8, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Well I guess I need to check in with the nurseries to see what is open
here in Houston, TX.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
May 8, 2020 1:32 PM CST
I bought 2 4xinch pots of mojito mint. I saw spearmint but I didn't buy them. One is enough for me.
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