Asked on May 14, 2016

What is the best way to grow mint?

by Jessa
I want to start growing mint. I need to know the best kind is for human consumption and how to grow it.
  8 answers
  • Janice Victoria Hart Janice Victoria Hart on May 15, 2016
    I have apple mint and spearmint growing in a tub at the bottom of my garden. The tub is just over a foot deep ,two and a half foot long and just over a foot wide. The mint grows without spreading all over the garden. Just remember to water it in dry weather.

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    • Jessa Jessa on May 16, 2016
      @Janice Victoria Hart That sound like an Awesome idea Thank you!

  • Bev Bev on May 15, 2016
    There are lots of different choices for mint out there. It depends on what you want to use it for. They are all good for human consumption. I'm in Nevada, and summers are really hot here. I have a patch of it in the garden. It stays reasonably well in my garden bed with out spreading. I don't 't over water and trim it back in the fall. But if it's in a container you would need to water more because they dry out faster, especially in your area of the country.However, like Janice mentioned, you can be sure it won't take over the garden that way. Enjoy!

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on May 15, 2016
    I planted it just under and slightly to the side of my outdoor faucet. It did well as every time I watered anything I also watered the mint. You could make a framed area that uses the house as the back of the frame...rock, metal or anything that would contain the mint to the area you selected to plant it. I would go out and pull some leaves off and wash them and add to my iced tea.

  • Beth Beth on May 15, 2016
    Spearmint is the most popular and works well in teas and cooking. Just be careful it you grown pennyroyal. It works great as a hanging plant but cannot be consumed by pregnant women.

  • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on May 15, 2016
    Spearmint is great but very invasive. I had it in my yard for years from my back neighbor. I would definitely use a large pot to keep it contained.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2016
    Agreed on maintaining in a pot.

  • Lou Lou on May 15, 2016
    Since it is invasive I had my husband cut the bottom off of a 5 gallon bucket and put that in the ground so it wouldn't spread into my other herbs.

    • Jessa Jessa on May 16, 2016
      @Lou That is an awesome idea... I live in an apartment and my neighbor and I are talking Herb garden so that will really help