Planting the Mojito Mint
June 20, 2007
Mint is a very invasive plant and, if not given strict orders, will soon get out of control in an open garden. I decided to plant the mint in a 1 gallon pot and then put that into the ground once the cool weather starts.
First, I picked up some Weed Stop Garden Fabric from Canadian Tire. I knew I didn’t need that much so I picked up the smallest package:
I got a 1 gallon pot that I picked up at the last Garden Web plant exchange:
Here’s my slightly-bruised Mojito Mint that really needed to be transplanted:
One bag of organic topsoil which I assumed would be okay for a potted mint:
I cut a strip of the garden fabric, eyeballing it to be able to fit both sides of the pot:
Crammed it into the pot and folded down the edges on the outside of the pot:
And filled it up with the topsoil and dug a hole for the mint:
Stuck the mint in and patted the soil down around the sides:
Then I took a pair of scissors and cut off the excess garden fabric along the sides:
And I was done. It’s now sitting on my deck enjoying the sun in its clearly-defined growing area. Once it starts getting cooler, I will find a nice, protected area to dig the pot into the ground so that it can overwinter and come back next year.