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Apr 22, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Why can't I grown mint in North Florida? I have tried every type of soil, water, and sun combination. In north Mississippi you could sit and watch it grow? I am bumfuzzled!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 22, 2017 11:57 AM CST

I'm bumfuzzled too. It should be growing like a weed!
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Apr 22, 2017 3:40 PM CST
I can grow it just fine in late fall, winter and spring, but only until the night temperatures get too warm. Then it just fizzles out and dies, like a lot of things. I think it just doesn't like the heat and humidity. It's the same with lavender and sage, too.

I haven't tried growing it in a pot, and moving it to a shady place in the summer, that might help. Mulch around the pot to keep the root system cooler?

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