Growing mint in containers – spearmint/peppermint, apple and orange mint

I am trying to grow my own tea this year. The main herb I am growing for this is mint! Mint is quite invasive, so even if you have space in ground, you may w…
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25 Responses to “Growing mint in containers – spearmint/peppermint, apple and orange mint”

  1. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    how do you keep tomato warms away..i had an lemon balm and an orange mint,
    and those things ate it. there like green caterpillars but they have this
    horn thing on top. how do i keep them away this time.

  2. We are growing Chocolate mint and Spearmint.

  3. does mint have to be exposed to the sun all day?

  4. Learned nothing how did u grow those plant..

  5. Thanks..I used to plant the stem but after I trimmed it dies..how to
    prevent it? Advice highly appreciated.:-)

  6. how do you keep tomato warms away..i had an lemon balm and an orange mint,
    and those things ate it. there like green caterpillars but they have this
    horn thing on top. how do i keep them away this time.

  7. Do they like full Sun? Whole day? And did you ever notice how the leaves
    are larger when they come from the nursery

  8. yum! very nice mint plants! i was at a nursery the other day and couldnt
    leave the mint section. so many varieties and they all smelled so
    wonderful, i just kept rubbing the leaves and smelling them.

  9. Itz Simply Coffee Reply May 20, 2014 at 1:27 am

    your unknown mint is spearmint

  10. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I have eaten them raw – they are good. I’m not sure how it would taste if
    you left it in your mouth for a long time…I would give it a try.
    Congratulations for quitting chew tabacco!

  11. can you chew these leaves? i used to chew tobacco and my girlfriend
    convinced me to quiet so i would like something that can be chewed thanks

  12. Much success with the mints. Its yummy and helps to settle your stomach
    too.I have a grapefruit mint and it really smells like citrus. Beautiful
    cup of tea at the end! So nice to grow your own!

  13. I think you might like chocolate mint Also the ” vines” are called runners
    And the difference between peppermint and spearmint is that spearmint is
    extremely strong compare to peppermint That is why a lot of products use
    spearmint to freshen breath

  14. That fast rooting is what makes them so invasive. But if kept in containers
    and trimmed from hitting the ground or given a bed all their own they are
    one of the best herbs to have around.

  15. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Hm. cool. Thanks!

  16. Nice video! I grow lemon balm and it over winters very well (very cold up
    here), just be careful not to go to seed as it can be a bit invasive ( I
    learned the hard way lol). Lemon verbena is a tender perennial, so you
    would have to bring it inside if your winters are cold. Have a great
    week-end :)

  17. The Productive Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 4:58 am

    You will be able to make yourself some great teas with these mints.

  18. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Ah, thank you redrose. I have smelled chocolate mint before and do like it.
    I would like to add it to my collection but at the moment I I have no
    space…I will have to try to find some extra containers!

  19. Oh and you can get seeds for lemon balm. Thats how I started mine.

  20. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 5:32 am

    aw…that sounds nice. I think I would like that! I gotta try:) Thanks for
    the tip.

  21. Look out the Mint is trying to get a beach head! It’s going to take over
    the world! Those long runners need to be clipped off immediately and
    propagated in water. Check my video on propagating mint:
    watch?v=YP3oPbBNXJI If they actually get to a spec of dirt they will root
    and you will be covered in mint in as little as 24 hours. Not really but
    they do become very invasive. Besides those long runners are perfect for
    making new plants with.

  22. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 6:18 am

    That’s what I’m hoping!

  23. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I don’t think I have seen lemon balm at the store – but I have seen lemon
    verbana. I will see if I can get the seeds.

  24. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Ah, I see. I just got some lemon verbana….and I’ve seen some lemon balm
    as well. I will have to think about getting the lemon balm..

  25. Charm City Balcony Garden Reply May 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the information. I grew lemongrass last year in my community
    garden and it did really well – I have a whole bunch in my freezer now. I’m
    thinking of growing some in a container this year. I think I might go to
    the nursery and get some advise about lemon verbana versus balm for my
    climate.