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May 4, 2020 5:35 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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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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May 6, 2020 7:08 AM CST
Name: Sally
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 6, 2020 12:18 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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I'm going to grow mint for my daughter, she lives in an apartment, much safer that way.
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May 6, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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Mint is a THUG! I wouldn't plant it anywhere but in a container.
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May 6, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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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.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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May 6, 2020 7:54 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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Near your hose hookup?
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May 7, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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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.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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May 7, 2020 11:20 AM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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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.
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May 7, 2020 11:24 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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In the COVID-19 era, the bruise a leaf and smell test could be difficult.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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May 7, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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lol.
They both smell 'minty' to me Shrug!
Plant it and they will come.
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May 7, 2020 12:06 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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I bruise leaves of various plants at the nurseries all the time. Still alive.
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May 7, 2020 1:56 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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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.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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May 7, 2020 6:00 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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Ours are open. Sure glad that they are!
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May 7, 2020 6:03 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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They better be open before Mother's Day, that's when they can sell more plants.
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May 8, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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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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May 8, 2020 1:32 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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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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