|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-02-07 12:31 pm  Permalink|
Use larger pots then what you might use for other herbs
you will get a much larger leaf, plenty of sun is important
cold temps will kill the plant above ground, but can grow again in the spring
I like English Mint myself, but also grow Pineapple mint.
Joined: Apr 22, 2011
|Posted: 2013-02-22 11:22 pm  Permalink|
This is a timely topic for me. Knowing a mai tai party was on the horizon, I got three sprouted mint plants (Kentucky Colonel) from a greenhouse that was selling on ebay. I sat them on my kitchen counter directly under a fluorescent light, each little plant in its own 6" plastic pot. 3 weeks later, they've grown quite a bit, but I have small leaves and long stems, and some of the bottom leaves have dead spots. No idea if it's too much water, too little light, or both.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: May 09, 2012
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2013-02-23 3:44 pm  Permalink|
Too little light would be my guess.
|Little fragrant Tiare|
Joined: Oct 12, 2007
|Posted: 2013-02-25 06:16 am  Permalink|
On 2008-04-01 10:02, 54 house of bamboo wrote:
Moroccan mint is my favourite. What's that called in the US I wonder?
Mentha spicata 'Nana' or 'Moroccan'
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[ This Message was edited by: 54 house of bamboo 2008-04-01 10:15 ]
I grow my mint indoors and on my balcony during the summer because of our harsh climate (sweden) and it grows like crazy in a large wide low pot and supplies enough mint for my drinks and food. And even though i`m in new orleans during five weeks every summer the mint still just grows with occasional watering from my room companion.
When the fall comes it starts to decline and then i throw it away and re-start with fresh cuttings from the store next spring. I buy Moroccan mint and plant a bunch of cuttings that i first root in a glass of water ( they root very quickly)Then i top them regularly. Never had any problems with growing mint, gotta be the easiest plant on earth to grow.
I have tried a a few other varietes like the chocolate mint for example but in think the best one is the moroccan.