Why won't my Mint grow in a pot. I have it in Miracle Gro Garden soil!

Joanne Loyacono
by Joanne Loyacono
  8 answers
  • What is it or is not doing? Technically still winter, mint likes warm weather.

  • Mint is very hardy. Give it some time for some warmer weather to become lush again

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Feb 27, 2018

    I don’t know if this is a part of your problem or not? But just a heads up on miracle grow! Which I learned the hard way too! Miracle Grow actually promotes moss growth, especially when used inside the house. If you notice moss growing in your pots the Miracle Grow the reason you’re having that issue. I stopped using it long ago for this reason! If you ever have some spare time on your hands you may want to do some research for yourself on Miracle Grow? I was surprised what I read about it. I won’t go into all the specifics since I won’t pretend to really understand everything I read about it. But it was an IOU’s the bottom line was don’t use it! Especially not inside the home!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 27, 2018

    That is remarkable! Mint is hard to kill and loves to spread, which is why it is wise for you to have it in a flower pot. Maybe it is appearing dead because it is winter and is dormant. How old is your plant?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 27, 2018

    Wrong time of year too early..

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    • Allison Allison on Feb 27, 2018

      I just rip it up, wrap it in damp newspaper and take it to where it will be planted. Plop it in the ground, smash the soil down with my foot and give it a drink. It thrives on abuse, maybe you are being too kind. ;) If your friend wants to keep it in a planter, use the native soil that it is growing in.

  • Ct1156 Ct1156 on Feb 27, 2018

    Although mint likes evenly moist soil, it also likes good drainage. Straight miracle grow might be too heavy on it's own. You might try adding a little coarse sand or peat moss and some gravel at the bottom of the pot for drainage.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 27, 2018

    fyi for all....miracle grow soil does not promote moss growth, improper watering does.....

  • Mary Midden Mary Midden on Feb 28, 2018

    Mints have spreading deep roots - a pot won't cut it.