Hello - I know mint is supposed to be a tough plant that's hard to kill, but I keep killing mine and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'm growing it in pots because I live in an apartment, but I have a small back patio where I keep the mint so it does get fresh air and sun. I've tried various things with each plant....with one, I kept it in the shade. With another, I gave it as much sun as possible. I've tried giving mint just a little water, and other times giving it water twice a week.
But, every time I try growing mint, it does well for a month or so, and then the leaves turn brown and shrivel up, and the stems turn brown and become hollow. I thought maybe it was something wrong with the soil, so I've tried different potting mixes too, as well as washing the pots out to make sure it wasn't a weird fungus or something.
I really like mint. But I can't grow it for crap. Am I doomed to just getting mint in tea bags??
This post was edited by ihaveablackthumb on Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 23:02