Gabby, I do have mint in a container. But I recently put 2 plants in a curbed garden which I inherited.
Previous owners had put down landscape cloth and a 4 inch layer of rock mulch TWICE. We dug up a two foot border inside the front end of the bed and removed rocks down the distance of a 2-gallon pot. Underneath that, we hit a layer of limerock like they use for the base of roads here. I don't know what problem they were trying to fix with all the rock. Maybe a huge stump had been removed. This whole community had been used as a firing range during WWII. Maybe that spot was used as the target.
Whatever the previous owners were trying to do, I don't like rock mulch. Doesn't seem to hold much moisture in the sand here in Florida. And it is next to impossible to dig a hole suitable for planting.
The energy and heart just aren't there to keep going removing rock in the back of that bed, which is noticeable from the house. So that's where I put the 2 mints. It can run rampant there if it can find enough sustenance. And if it does, I plan to harvest and dehydrate those stems often. They are still alive after a month. No top growth. Probably just putting down those under-rock runners.
I believe lemon balm and catnip are both mints. And those seeds have arrived. They will also be banished to different curb gardens (also filled with rocks.) I think the lemon balm will go under the magnolia tree.
If I plant the catnip on each front corner (also decorated with a curbed garden filled with rocks), will it deter the dogs who visit?
I might be the only person in the country who welcomes mint to have its way with her garden!! I DO enjoy mint in my tea!!
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