Why Mint Needs Its Own Space

I love growing herbs. There’s something about adding fresh herbs to dishes that really makes the flavor pop! One of the herbs that we grow is mint. And if you’ve ever planted mint in your garden–you know what I mean when I say that it gets a little out of control. Here is why mint needs its own space.

The Problem: As mint matures, it sends out purple colored “runners.” The runners invade the space around the mint and help to spread the herb throughout the entire bed it has been planted in.

The Solution: If you are going to plant peppermint or spearmint in your garden, plant it in a single pot or box, where it can be contained. This will keep the plant from invading the space of others and from eventually taking over your entire garden.

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