Growing Mint, also Garden mint

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05 Mar 22 Carol Howard (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Looking for tips on growing peppermint in my zone (9b) due to the extreme summertime heat and poor ground soil conditions in my yard Need info on watering, soil, feeding, & light for best results & healthy plants
20 Mar 22 Cynthia (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in zone 9B, Inland Empire. First off I suggest you grow any kind of mint in a pot, as it is highly invasive. I live in a really hot area, so I grow my mint were it only gets morning sun, otherwise it fries, and becomes filled with white fly's.
16 Mar 22 Elder (USA - Zone 7b climate)
My best advice: Peppermint is hardy, grows in poor soil and drought tolerant. I do recommend planting in a container, even then once the roots work their way out of the weeping holes you will have it where ever it sat or where ever the trails touch the ground long enough to take root if it isn't trimmed regularly. VERY invasive species and that goes for all of the Mint Family. It will ruin a Garden/vegetable bed quickly. Due to the extreme heat you might try a little experiment. Plant some it in full sun, some in partial, and full shade to find whats best in your conditions.
09 Mar 22 anonymous (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Suggest you do some internet research on improving your soil, when to water, light requirements, and fertilising.
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