Growing Mint in Southern Coastal Florida

kmd367August 29, 2009

Ive tried to grow peppermint and spearmint any number of times and the plant always gets woody and gangly within a month. It looks horrible and ultimately gets thrown out.

Ive tried to plant it in the ground, as well as in a container. Nothing seems to help. Would it help to group several mint plants together Any suggestions?? Thank You

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gusolie

The warmth of the rainy season, the sandy fertile soil and the rainfall makes mints grow so fast that it's never as lush and pretty as it would be if grown in a more northerly zone.

Have you tried a severe cut-back pruning of the mints when it gets leggy? It should rejuvenate, but hardly a monthly event you want to have to do.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 7:04PM
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