Mint growing trial, in packets

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  1. Dinu

    Dinu Seedling

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    What you see above are refill packets we buy from the stores, usually food related. Since they are of good material, I use them mostly to start new seeds or keep small plants in temporary states. They are very handy. I cut or punch out a few holes in the bottom for drainage. In the picture above, last year I tried to grow extra mint cuttings. I tried this method by keeping them together. Initially they showed good signs but it did not work. I felt it required more nutrition. They did poorly.
     
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    Is it possible they had too much sun?
     
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    I have no idea what is wrong but I like your planting 'pots'!
     
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    As an experiment I had kept shallow trays at the bottom, which are the remaining bottoms of broken buckets! I wanted to see if that self-watering [by capillary action of the soil itself] worked for this. I had it in semi-shade. This avoided regular watering. When it rained heavily I drained out the water in the trays. I think it was too much water that did not help.
     



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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Dinu, That is what I was wondering. Maybe the drainage wasn't enough. In the NE US, mint grows wild almost anywhere, but particularly loves growing beside stream beds where there is lots of moisture, but it is well drained.

    Good luck with you next experiment. Always good to experiment!
     
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    Good drainage is the key I guess. Good clue. Surely will keep it in mind. Thanks for this.
     
  8. Alexis Kandrella

    Alexis Kandrella New Seed

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    WOW! Ive never seen this side before. Good one. Hope your plants grow strong.
     

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