Can I plant peppermint under my pine tree and the peppermint live? The

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  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 20, 2018
    type in a google search “ what will grow under pine trees”, there is a decent list there of what can grow...
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 20, 2018
    pine trees are very acidic ,chances are peppermint will not survive.Consider planting in a large container with drainage holes
  • Claude Claude on Apr 20, 2018
    NO! Don’t do it! Peppermint requires full sun. HOWEVER it is INVASIVE! You need a shade lover like myrtle. Keep in mind, they will compete with the tree for nutrients.
    i thought my moms cutting would be wonderful n my herb garden with the fragrance waffling up near my deck 😄 My mom said, dear it’s invasive. I said, it can fill in the whole area! Close to the kitchen. For teas. Well let me tell you, it’s been 30yrs and every single spring and fall I pull out wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of the stuff. I can hear my moms voice in my head...as I sweat! Since then I have learned that you cut out the bottom of the plastic plant pot and bury it, pot and all, covering the top area w mulch.
  • Lokie Lokie on Apr 20, 2018
    I have mint growing in an old sandbox. My neighbor thought I was nuts planting it in there but it grows great. Any kind of mint likes full sun. It does spread like mad. If you plant it under a pine tree it will grow but it won't stay there and will move itself out from under the tree into the sun. I don't mind it growing through the grass as it smell great when it gets mowed over. Somehow mine managed to escape the sandbox lol.
  • The only thing I could get to grow under mine was some kind of ground cover. Eventually and with alot if trial and error that is. The fallen needles leave the soil too acidic for anything to grow. I did try peppermint, knowing full well what i was getting myself into. I was just tired of looking at bare dirt. Well, the peppermint sorta wandered off all the way to by my front door. It took a couple of years to get there. It really does spread like wild fire. Dont do it unless you mind cleaning a full waste bin of it from your yard every month
  • M. M.. M. M.. on Apr 21, 2018
    Remove as much of the pine needles as you can, dig a few spots and add good soil, that might help the mint learn to stay in its place. But it will always try to run to a sunnier spot. Some evergreen/conifers don't like plants at their base and layers of needles/cones can sterilize the soil. why not plant your mint and some other herbs in pots and place them there instead?
  • Janet Janet on Apr 22, 2018
    We had a row of pine trees and I had planted impatients on the border that grew beautifully. I also had hostas under them and hydrangeas. Once the pines were cut down my hydrangea died. I had moved my hostas long before to another garden.
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