Mint in pots or in ground?
I have some pots of mint that I grew from cuttings this year and are well established now... I have a big pot of Orange mint and a very small pot of "regular" mint and a small pot of "lemon balm"... I don't know what the sizes are techically called, but I can go by the amount of dirt in the pot... the ORANGE mint is probably 2-3 gallons and the others (regular and lemon) are probably less than a half gallon.
I've been searching around on these forums, and I'm getting the sense that maybe I SHOULDN'T plant them in the garden like I'd planned to... But can I just leave the pots on the deck over the winter? They're terracotta, so will they crack? Should I bring them inside and put them in the basement? I don't know what to do so that I can save the mint for next year!
I'm going to plant the thyme, chives, and lavendar in the garden for now and then see what you gardeners say about the mint. Also, I have rosemary and salad burnet. They're perennials, too, right? Thanks! I appreciate the advice of more seasoned gardeners...
(Southern NH, not sure the name of my "zone"... I'm green, can you tell?).