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Jul 8, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
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Can mint be grown over the winter as a house plant?

This summer I have enjoyed keeping a vase full of mint from my garden indoors. I have used to to make excellent tea, as well as to discourage ants and mice from taking up residence indoors.
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Jul 8, 2016 12:46 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
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I have never tried it, but I think it would work if you have enough light for it.
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Jul 8, 2016 12:51 PM CST
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It really loves full sun and is a vigorous grower, I'd try it if I really wanted to, but honestly, I'd be surprised if it was really happy.
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Jul 8, 2016 1:50 PM CST
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Jul 8, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt said:Can mint be grown over the winter as a house plant?

This summer I have enjoyed keeping a vase full of mint from my garden indoors. I have used it to make excellent tea, as well as to discourage ants and mice from taking up residence indoors.
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Jul 8, 2016 3:49 PM CST
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Mint and basil can be grown indoors. That they thrive in fast forward in Spring, and require an environment high in light and warmth with no drafts simply means that you need to give them a deep pot with fast draining soil. Good Luck! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
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Jul 11, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Name: Sally
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Jul 13, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Name: stone
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I've actually tried it... And it hasn't grown as an inside plant for me.
Down my way, the Mtn mint usually has foliage (outside) that I can use all winter, dunno bout up yer way.

You might try monarda... Seems like that would be more forgiving.
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Jul 19, 2016 7:54 PM CST
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No success here with growing mint indoors
I have wintered over some, not hardy ,here by cutting down and leaving it in the unheated garage till spring in a pot.

I dry a lot of mint for tea and the flavor seems as good as fresh , but interestingly enough the smell is less intense Shrug!
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