by Mistress B
Question by FarmerK: How do I keep my mint from taking over my vegetable/herb garden?
I planted some spearmint and chocolate mint starters last year. I later found out they take over whatever space is available. I want to control them while planting other vegetables or herbs around them?
Answer by ray z
You will have to take most of it out and only keep it in the area you want it to grow in. After you have removed most of it, dig a large hole and put a five gallon plastic bucket all the way down in the hole, with only the first two inches showing over the top. Punch holes in the very bottom for drainage. You have to leave the lip up a couple of inches though, since they put out roots from their stems.
this will contain the plant roots to a specific area. You can put mulch or bark around the top of the lid, to keep it looking nice.
This technique works very well with Bamboo too. It is actually required by law in some parts of California, to stop the rampant growth of non native species of Bamboo.
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